Since 1977, Hospice of the East Bay has provided comfort to over 20,000 terminally ill patients and their families. The goal of our programs and services is to care for the needs of patients through the end of life — easing fear and physical suffering, while ensuring that patients and families retain dignity and control over their personal choices.
In 2004, we established Bruns House to provide inpatient hospice care for patients who require acute symptom management. Patients are cared for in a homelike environment. The peaceful atmosphere and round-the-clock personal care are what make a stay at Bruns House a unique and special experience for both patients and their families.
As a non-profit organization, Hospice of the East Bay is committed to providing free bereavement services, not only to the families of our patients but to our entire community. We offer traditional classes and individual counseling as well as innovative programs for children, teens and adults which address a wide range of bereavement experiences.
Working closely with our community of physicians, healthcare professionals, hospitals and long-term care facilities is an important part of Hospice of the East Bay's mission. We know that the decision to recommend hospice care is a difficult one. That's why we're here to help by providing all the resources you need to make the appropriate assessment.
Hospice of the East Bay's Foundation has the important task of raising money to pay for the services we provide to uninsured patients, as well as capital improvements and other operating costs. Our fundraising sources include individual donations, grants, community events, memorial gifts and planned giving through our Legacy Society.
Volunteers have been an essential part of Hospice of the East Bay from our beginnings in 1977. At that time, all medical and support staff were volunteers who worked out of donated office space. Over the years, the demand for our services has grown. We now have over 300 volunteers who are essential members of our care and support teams.