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Bruns House

Bruns House Lifts Family’s Burden

Paul Valle-Riestra entered the Bruns House on May 20, 2011 and embarked on his final destination in his nineteen-month battle with brain cancer. Born and ...
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Thrift Shoppes

Thrift Shoppes Partner with Local Groups

Hospice East Bay is fortunate to partner with six organizations that assist adults with disabilities to gain life and work skills. Every week participants from ...
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Happiest Sale On Earth!

July 13th, 2024, Martinez Only!
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Hawaiian Days

Saturday, June 22, 2024
LGBTQ+ Pride Day
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Clayton Pride Day

June 2, 2024, Concord Only!
Hospice Care

Putting Patients First

Recently Hospice East Bay admitted a patient in her early 60s who had been diagnosed with glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is an aggressive type of cancer that ...
Hospice Care

Mutual Impact

Hospice work is unlike any other area in healthcare because we see most patients and families in their own home settings. We become guests in ...
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It’s the Little Things

Recently one of our spiritual care counselors visited a patient who lives in his own home and prides himself on his flower garden. On good ...
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When Patients “Graduate”

People are often surprised to learn that, for some patients, conditions actually improve while under hospice care. At Hospice East Bay, we say that these ...
Hospice Care

Teaching Each Other

At Hospice East Bay, we teach staff members to think of themselves first as educators. Most patients and families find themselves in new territory, faced ...
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Hospice Never Sleeps

As a Medicare-certified hospice, Hospice East Bay is required to have nurses available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions or ...
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Preparation Protected Our Patients & Staff

by Brianna Halstied, Media Coordinator With the nation dealing with a global pandemic, access to personal protective equipment (PPE) has become scarce in many parts ...
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An Unbearable Situation Made Easier

I don’t know how these amazing people do the work they do day in and day out, but I am so, so grateful they do. ...
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A History of Dedication

Hospice East Bay is fortunate to have numerous community groups that believe in our mission and are passionate about raising funds on our behalf. One ...
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John’s Compassion Earns Gratitude

We’d like to share a letter from one of our patient family members which we recently received. Dear Hospice East Bay, We would like to ...
Hospice Care

My Last Supper

Few of us get to choose our last meal on earth. Death row inmates do, and researchers report that those awaiting execution often ask for ...
Hospice Care

Hospice Moments – Lord of the Dance

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent reflections: Joe’s ...
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Hospice Moments – Salvation

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent poems: As ...
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Hospice Moments – Summer of Love

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent poems: He ...
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It Matters

In Hinduism, there is a spiritual practice called darsan. When we dance in celebration in the temple, in the presence of the statues and images ...
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Letter from a Friend of Hospice

Dear Hospice of the East Bay, I just had to tell you that my dad sold his house in Walnut Creek and it has been ...
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Social Workers Making a Difference

Noemi Mitzel is one of Hospice of the East Bay’s dedicated team of medical social workers. She believes that her first responsibility is to support ...
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Hospice Moments – Magic

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent poems: Like ...
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Seamless Continuity

Dear Hospice East Bay, Before my wife Rennie came under hospice care, we were somewhat familiar with what hospice provided, but were unaware of all ...

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