Grief Support is available by phone or in person. There is also a new grief group starting in Shelter Cove at the Chapel by the Sea, on 83 Lower Pacific Dr. -Please call Christine at 707 223-2727 for more information
Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice
Serving Southern Humboldt, Northern Mendocino and Western Trinity Counties
Independent - Community Supported - Nonprofit
Our patients' needs and wishes come first
Our mission is to provide education, empowerment and support to patients,
their families and the community
throughout the dying and grieving process.
Hospice care focuses on quality of life and makes comfort a priority. It emphasizes a patient's dignity and right to personal choice at the end of life.
Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death. It affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.
HRCH offers Home Care, Pain Management, Grief Support, Legal Information, Workshops, and Circle of Care Coordination. Services are free of charge.
CREATING A CIRCLE OF CARE
Most of the people we serve want to stay at home when they are sick or dying. The people who love them want to make that happen. We have designed our services to help make that work. As an independent nonprofit hospice we can put our patients' needs and wishes first. In times of illness and transition, loving care is a gift. Creating a circle of care with family and friends provides support for both the patient
and the caregivers. By learning a few basic skills, and with support from us, families and friends can become the best of caregivers.
We support the circle of care with organization, information, training, and counsel. We honor the spiritual and emotional aspects of care as well as the physical. Trained volunteers can also supplement the circle of care. We work closely with the patient's physician for pain and symptom management. If hospitalization is necessary, we can help with the patient's and family's needs there too.
WHAT IS UNUSUAL ABOUT HOSPICE SERVICES IN THIS COMMUNITY?
We don't have home healthcare services or Medicare hospice services in our community because these government funded agencies have not been able to survive here financially. We have had to find our own way of providing services in this remote rural area.
Because Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice is not funded by government, Medicare regulations don't restrict our services or service area. Unlike government funded hospices, which require a six month prognosis, we can provide early services in addition to end-of-life care. We can serve patients who want to pursue curative treatment as well as those who want only comfort care.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
For 30 years we have been helping people in this community face illness and death with grace and strength. We need your continued support to offer the care and compassion this community needs and deserves, please help us continue our work.
In spite of Covid we have been able to continue serving our community free of charge thanks to your generous donations and additional Covid grants. Like all of you, we have had to adapt to these difficult and challenging times. We continue to provide loving care & support to our clients, their families and caregivers through phone calls, texts, ZOOM and home visits when possible.
When you donate to HRCH, what does your money do?
•We provide practical and emotional support to people who are dying, or living with a life threatening illness.
• We help to create and support a circle of care.
• We advocate for our clients’ needs within the medical system.
• We provide bereavement and caregiver support.
We appreciate your continued support. We thank you for attending our fundraising events, volunteering your time and energy, and for your dedication to the ideals and work of our local and independent hospice!
Please make your tax-deductible gift today to Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice by using the DONATE button above,
or by sending a check or money order to:
464 Maple Lane
Garberville, CA 95542
Save the Date
Taste of the Cove Returns yearly!
The first Saturday in September
Mal Coombs Park
Join us for live music, great food, friends and fun!
Our Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice
We reach out to meet you right where you are to support you, whether it's providing caregiver support, grief support or to answer your questions about end-of-life, our organization or any other concerns.
"The love of my life, beloved Daniel, passed away August l2, 20l3 in a state of grace and peace after a very challenging and difficult experience with his body slowly failing to carry the sweet spirit that I loved and cherished. "LOVE WILL ALWAYS FIND A WAY" was a statement used as our guiding light on his arduous journey beyond this plane. That LOVE was actualized every step of the way with the guidance, unrelenting dedication, commitment, care and support offered so willingly and lovingly by the nurses and staff of Hospice. Yes, they indeed embody the "HEART" of the Redwoods Community Hospice. We as a community are so fortunate and blessed that their services are available when the end of life calls, as it will for us all, and that our passing and that of our loved ones will be supported and met with such skill, comfort, dignity, respect and loving kindness. I am eternally grateful!!!”
-Gretchen Anne, Garberville
Gretchen has since become a hospice volunteer.