Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Caring for the terminally ill by supporting dignity, comfort and self-determination, the Hospice of Santa Cruz County (HSCC) has helped thousands of patients and families during life-limiting illnesses. This grant supports the HSCC Transitions Program, which enables older adults with progressive illnesses a smooth return from hospital to home. Transitions assists seniors with referrals to community-based resources and establishes supportive-care networks that improve the delivery of palliative care at home or in long-term care facilities. Transitions staff offer seniors and families education on disease and treatment options; financial and mental health referrals; assistance with healthcare planning documents; and embraces the needs of the individual and family to help with grief, loss and the uncertainty of an end-of-life prognosis.