Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Receives $5,000 Grant from Sutter Health

(Jackson) – Hospice of Amador & Calaveras recently received another generous grant from The Sutter Health Valley Area.  The $5,000 grant supports Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ Amador County Respite Program.  The program provides additional respite care services for caregivers in Amador County. 

Caring for a loved one can be very fulfilling and an incredibility loving experience, but it is also extremely exhausting. Respite services provide the much needed, temporary break from the often exhausting challenges the family caregiver faces. Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well-being, and avoid or delay out-of-home placements. Without respite, not only can families suffer economically and emotionally, caregivers themselves may face serious health and social risks as a result of stress associated with continuous care giving.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ Executive Director, Dan Riordan, said “We are very appreciative to Sutter Health for their on-going generosity, partnership and responsiveness. We see the benefits to our patients, and families each and every day.” Dan added, “Ongoing community support like this enables Hospice of Amador & Calaveras to meet its mission of providing quality end-of-life care to patients and families regardless of their ability to pay for those services.”

To learn more about how Hospice of Amador & Calaveras might help you or your loved one please call 209-223-5500. 

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