There may come a time when efforts to cure your illness aren’t working or when the treatment burdens outweigh the benefits. If you or a loved one is in the last stages of a serious illness, the hospice program at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital can help ease pain and suffering and maximize your quality of life.
Hospice provides physical, spiritual and emotional support, enabling you to live out your life with dignity and comfort, surrounded by the people and things you love. With hospice care, we emphasize supportive or palliative care, not curing. We focus on pain management and symptom control through medications.
Our hospice program is made possible by a vital and dedicated staff and trained volunteers committed to caring for terminally ill patients and their families at home. Because end-of-life care presents a tremendous emotional, physical and financial burden on family and friends, hospice fills the gaps to allow those close to the patient to worry less about the details of care and more about the important emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family.
Hospice care is provided in the home, home-like setting, or skilled nursing facility and is staffed by a medical director, chaplain, nurses and aides, medical social workers, bereavement coordinator, and a team of trained volunteers.
Hospice services are available to all individuals facing a terminal illness who reside within the hospice service area and who have caregivers available as needed. Cost for care is covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, most insurance companies, and long-term care policies. However, hospice services are not based upon a person's ability to pay. Sutter Auburn Faith Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is generously supported through the Sutter Auburn Faith Foundation, the charitable arm of the hospital. Funding is provided by memorial donations, memberships, individual contributions, bequests and fund-raising activities. If you would like to make a gift to the Hospice Program please contact:
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation
c/o Gift Processing
Regional Office of Philanthropy
2700 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95833
(855) 421-3221 (Toll-free)
Our program is Medicare accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. Hospice care is intended for individuals with a life limiting illness that have a life expectancy of six months or less. A physician makes that determination based on knowledge of the normal course of disease.
Hospice Main Office Numbers
(530) 866-6661 fax