Posted by Sue on:
According to Amanda Kastelic, Community Relations/Education Coordinator, the Hospice of Santa Barbara forms partnerships with its clients sometimes lasting for years. The organization assists those who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness or are grieving the death of a loved one by employing emotional, social and spiritual healing therapies.
Family members of all ages may participate in individual and group counseling, support groups, touch therapy, mentoring and educational programs.
The Hospice of Santa Barbara differs from the common image of hospice since this foundation does not involve skilled nursing (insurance companies and Medicare are non-issues). Moreover, it is completely funded by donations from the community so there are NO (and I repeat, NO) FEES for professional and other services.
Thank you, Hospice of Santa Barbara, for your compassionate care. It's groups like yours that make Santa Barbara a wonderful place to live...and die.