Kaweah Health Observes National Hospice Month


Last updated 11/11/2023 at 12:32pm | View PDF

The main room at Kaweah Health Ruth Wood Open Arms House

Kaweah Health Hospice is observing November as National Hospice Month. For nearly 40 years, the hospice has been delivering end-of-life services in Tulare and Kings Counties, serving adult and pediatric patients.

The care provided by Kaweah Health Hospice is not confined to a specific location, instead extending to wherever a patient calls home – their residence, skilled nursing facility, residential care facility or assisted living centers.

Kaweah Health Hospice's mission is to provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to terminally ill patients, as well as to their families and loved ones, while assisting patients and families to live with dignity and comfort as they cope with end-of-life issues.

To further help serve the needs of the community, Kaweah Health opened the Kaweah Health Ruth Wood Open Arms House in July 2022.The facility offers hospice care to those nearing the end of life's journey.

The facility strives to deliver specialty-level hospice care to Kaweah Health Hospice patients who cannot be cared for in their own home.

"There is no other home like this in the Central Valley," said Tiffany Bullock, director of home health, hospice and home care services. "We have the ability to accept six hospice residents and provide 24-hour-a-day care to help ensure they have the best comfort and peace during their end of life."

To learn more or to volunteer for Kaweah Health Hospice or Kaweah Health Ruth Wood Open Arms House, call (559) 733-0642, or visit KaweahHealth.org/Hospice.


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