Hospice is a concept of care that treats the person, not the disease, and emphasizes quality of life, not the duration.
“Thanks to private donations,the fund was set up to provide a convenient opportunity for hospice supporters to leave their own living legacy ensuring our hospice services will be available for many generations to come,” says Dan Riordan Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Executive Director. “We are very grateful to the continued generosity we’ve been shown over the years we are seeing the benefits to our patients and families each and every day.”
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras offers quality, end-of-life care to patients and families residing in Amador & Calaveras Counties. Hospice is a concept of care that treats the person, not the disease, and emphasizes quality of life, not the duration.
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is an independent, not-for-profit, healthcare provider founded by local residents as a community-based volunteer hospice in 1982. It is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and is Medicare/MediCal certified. They receive financial reimbursement from Medicare, HMOs, MediCal and private insurance providers, which pay Hospice a per diem rate. These payments, however, fall short of actual costs and Hospice of Amador & Calaveras relies on the support of a growing community of donors to close this funding gap.
Trusted by physicians, patients and families since 1982, Hospice of Amador and Calaveras is committed to meeting the needs of those nearing the end of their life. Hospice is a concept of care that treats the person, not the disease, and emphasizes quality of life, not the durations. It is their belief that through appropriate care, patients with life-limiting illnesses may live their remaining days pain-free and with dignity, and their families may accept and find their own new beginnings.
Hospice offers a 12-month Bereavement Program that assists the caregiver’s family with the grieving process for 12 months beyond death. Included in that benefit are several Bereavement Group Meetings, offered each week in Amador & Calaveras Counties. Bereavement services are available to everyone in the community, and there is no fee.
Additionally, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras provides a Griefbuster Program, which is a bereavement support program for school-aged children ages 5-19. Specially trained volunteers meet each week, one-on-one at the child’s school to help them cope with the loss of a loved one. Services are provided free of charge.
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a program developed by National Hospice and the VA. This veteran-centric program results in better care for the veterans they proudly serve.
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras believes in everyone’s right to end-of-life care in comfort and dignity, and no one is denied hospice services due to a lack of insurance or inability to pay.