Recent Hospice SLO County Announcements

159 people logged an astounding 12,776 miles by walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, and other activities throughout May and June 2022. There was participation in California, Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, and Washington. It was truly a walk across America!

471 people donated $53,537 to surpass our fundraising goal of $50,000! Hospice SLO County is extremely grateful for this tremendous support.

Winners Announced! Click Here to see the campaign results.

The question: “Who will speak for me about my healthcare decisions if I can’t speak for myself?”

Your decision matters. Please join the Advance Health-Planning Collective of SLO County for a virtual presentation and follow up Q&A session as well as in-person opportunities to learn and discuss the considerations in creating an advance health directive.

Please watch this 11-minute video to hear why it’s so important to have an advance health directive completed.

Recent Hospice SLO County Blogs

Bill has been caring for his wife, Laura, who was diagnosed with dementia five years ago. Laura is now at the point where it is not safe for her to be left alone. Bill cannot take a break from caregiving and has no time to take care of his medical needs...

Esther was in her 90s and had lived independently until last December when she contracted COVID-19. While she recovered, she was weaker than before and seemed prone to more illness. Her daughter Sue* was spending more and more time with her mom and having to help her with more of her activities of daily living...

Your gift makes a difference in so many lives, including Laurie and David's.

Laurie works full time as the sole family provider and her husband David is undergoing treatments for cancer. David is often too weak to get out. One of our Hospice SLO County volunteers visits with him 1-2 times a week and calls in between times to provide companionship and practical help when Laurie is at work...