Caring House board members Dan Hudson and Ed Long recently met with Dr. Ira Byock. Ira is a leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. More about Ira. Ira and Yvonne Corbeil are also donors to Caring House. The meeting took place at Ira’s office at the […]
Why Caring House?
We had a chance on Monday to show off the great progress in the renovation work. And talk about how Caring House will serve our South Bay community (see FAQ example below). Pat Furey (Torrance Mayor), Mark Waronek (Lomita Councilperson) and Donna Duperron (Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce CEO) joined Dave Buchholz (our general contractor), Tara Bauer […]
Caring House provides a home focused on care for its residents and support for their families and loved ones. Compared to the person’s home, Caring House can be the next best place – and in some cases, a better place. Caring House becomes the “home” for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in which a person can […]
On Monday, the Caring House delegation visited the recently-opened Our Community House of Hope (OCHH) — the end-of-life care home in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County. Much like Caring House, a group of volunteers had worked for five+ years to develop this home for its community. The lovely OCHH home has four private rooms, two bathrooms, […]
Answer: In October 2010, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) issued its report titled “NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America”. The report includes data through 2009. Focusing on where hospice patients were residing at their times of death, NHPCO reports that 40.1% were at home in 2009 (compared to 40.7% in […]
Question: Four years ago, when my Dad was dying, my Mom and I were able to keep him at home until the end. We couldn’t afford to hire caregivers, but had help from the hospice workers several hours a week. The last two months were especially tough. It was an exhausting time – but I’m […]
Answer: Well, many people are doing exactly that. Our experience, however, has been that nursing homes are far less than ideal places to receive end-of-life care. The professional literature confirms our experience.