Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

February 16, 2018

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the CHHA provides basic nursing aide services to ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of our patients. The CHHA will assist patients to participate in planned activities designed to make life more meaningful, to stimulate and support physical and mental […]

A Changing of the Guard at Hospice of the Foothills

February 7, 2018

The Board of Directors of Hospice of the Foothills (HOF) is pleased to announce that Vivian Tipton has been selected as the incoming Executive Director to replace Carolynn Peterson, whose contract concludes at the end of January. Ms. Peterson has been with HOF for the past four years, initially serving in the role of interim […]

Triage RN – Full Time, Benefited, AWS

February 6, 2018

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: As member of the patient care support team, the Triage RN is responsible for providing information and consultation regarding hospice services to patients and families. Primary Department: Patient Care Unit Reporting Relationship: The Clinical Care Manager Position Type: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Benefited position, AWS – 10 hour shifts Job Details […]

Giving a Gift that Matters!

December 21, 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us will be hosting or attending family celebrations and exchanging gifts. What could be better than giving your family peace of mind?  An advance care plan is the gift we should all give our families, letting them know what we want, or more importantly what we […]

A Search Begins

June 29, 2017

In March 2014, my 36-year nursing career led me to Nevada County and Hospice of the Foothills.  I was initially a consultant and then hired as a contract employee to fill the role of interim Director of Patient Care Services.  By September, I was asked to accept the role of interim Executive Director.  Then, in […]

Nevada County Juvenile Hall Presents a Donation

June 9, 2017

Thank you to everyone at Nevada County Juvenile Hall for donating the proceeds of the Will Bill Poker Tournement to Hospice of the Foothills. Representatives came by the office to personally present their gift! We are honored to receive this annual donation in memory of Bill Blackwell.  

Don’t Let Hospice Myths Get in the Way

September 27, 2016

As healthcare and insurance coverage in this country evolves, it is more important than ever that we inform ourselves about our healthcare choices and take a proactive role in the decision-making process.  End-of-life care should be an integral part of a life-long, personalized plan of care for everyone. So why do we delay conversations with […]

A Summer Blessing

August 30, 2016

On any given day at the Hospice of the Foothills campus, you may see 2 or 3 people slowly navigating the walkways, stopping frequently, and always looking intently at the ground. It may be puzzling to some, but the explanation is simple and quite touching. Most of the walkways and adjacent planting areas are lined […]

Transitions Palliative Care Program Provides Whole Patient Care

July 26, 2016

Each year, millions of people in the United States are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Unfortunately, too many of those patients will suffer needlessly from pain, nausea and other symptoms of their disease. Many times the treatment of the disease is the focus, and symptoms or side effects are not always addressed, or could be […]

The End of Life Option Act is Now Law

June 28, 2016

by Carolynn Peterson RN, MSN, AOCN, CHPCA, Executive Director  Californians have been debating physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, right to die, and death with dignity for well over 20 years.  In 1997, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont were the first states to approve laws that supported a patient’s right to die.  With the governor signing Assembly Bill […]

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