150 Brentwood Drive
Chester, CA 96020
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- Full library of books and videos
- Assorted brochures and handouts
- A one-year mailer program
- Adult and children's camps
- Social opportunities
- One-on-one volunteer support
Fundraisers We Support
- Chester Chamber of Commerce
- Feather River College SIFE
About UsSince 1981, Sierra Hospice has been a volunteer, community-based intensive program. It is dedicated to providing end-of-life aid and support to the patient and their family. Trained volunteers are an integral part of this program. Their sensitive and empathetic support makes it possible for the dignity and control of care to be returned to the family during life's final journey. Other interdisciplinary team resources are: physicians, nurses, clergy, pharmacists, physical therapists, homemakers, home health services, and funeral directors.
Our services are free of charge - Hospice affirms life. Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process whether or not it is resulting from disease. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death.
"What is it that I can do for you? What is it that you need to share? How can we be of help to each other"
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Statement Of Purpose
The purpose of Sierra Hospice is to offer aid and support to those persons suffering from a terminal illness. This includes a multidisciplinary approach to care and bereavement counseling. Our geographical service area encompasses the communities of Clear Creek and Westwood in Lassen County, and Plumas County including Chester and the Lake Almanor Basin. Sierra Hospice's speckal competence stems from its rural character, with volunteers who are specially committed to the concept of hospice care.
The Hospice Concept
During medieval times in Europe, a Hospice was a way station for weary travelers and pilgrims to receive shelter, replenishment, and care. Hospice, today, provides specialized health care services designed to meet the unique practical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of individuals and their families who are facing end-of-life issues. An interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers provides loving ans supportive care so that the patient and family may live as comfortably and fully as possible in the surroundings of their choice.
To provide palliative and supportive care to both the patient and family experiencing a life threatening illness, that he/she may live comfortably and fully in the surroundings of his/her choice.
To coordinate medical, psychological, spiritual, social, and practical services in order to facilitate day-to-day care.
To encourage pain control and symptom management where applicable.
To promote death with dignity.
To provide bereavement counseling and support, as well as Sudden Death Intervention.
To provide community education and services related to death, dying, and grief.
To develop a volunteer team and to provide initial and in-service training for the hospice volunteers.
To integrate the hospice concept into existing health care systems.
To blend professional and non-professional services by establishing credibility and information exchange with the medical community
to coordinate the various components such as pastoral, medical, pharmaceutical, legal, and psychological.
To provide volunteer services 24 hours a day on an on-call basis seven days a week.
To provide a referral service to both the community and patients, utilizing all social service programs available.
To continue to address changing community needs.