Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room

Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room

March 27, 2017

There are all kinds of benefits to meditation, both physical and psychological. From reduced chronic pain to better cognitive function, meditating every day or even a few times a week is a wonderful way to boost your overall well-being and happiness. Creating the ideal space for your quiet reflection isn’t difficult, but there are specific elements you’ll want to include and others you’ll want to avoid. Let this be your guide to designing the perfect meditation room in your own home, and reap the most benefits from your meditation time.

Manteca Bulletin’s Readers Choice Award

March 20, 2017

The Community Hospice Hope Chest Thrift Store in Manteca has been awarded First Place by the Manteca Bulletin for being the best Bargain/Discount Store in the area!

Our Manteca location was also the runner up in the Accessories/Women category!

Thank you for all of those who voted!

Mourning A Parent or Spouse’s Death

March 20, 2017

When a close loved one dies, your world changes. You are in mourning—feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may feel guilty for being the one who is still alive. If your parent or spouse died in a nursing home, you may wish that you had been able to care for him or her at home. At some point, you may even feel angry at them for leaving you. All these feelings are normal. There are no rules about how you should feel. There is no right or wrong way to mourn.

 

Community Hospice – March Super Star

March 17, 2017

Our Community Hospice Super Star for the Month of March is Mike Perez! Mike went above and beyond to support our mission and ensure high quality care for our patients.

Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

March 14, 2017

Introduction
Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, or take care of themselves. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior. This Fact Sheet provides some practical strategies for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia.

Overcoming The Loss Of A Child Without Drugs Or Alcohol A Parent’s Guide

March 13, 2017

Overcoming The Loss Of A Child Without Drugs Or Alcohol
A Parent’s Guide

The death of a child is one of life’s most agonizing challenges. No parent can ever be truly prepared for the grief that comes with this kind of loss. In some cases, it can lead a devastated parent to turn to drug or alcohol use in an attempt to cope — but in fact, substance abuse only creates a bigger problem.

This guide is for any parent who has recently lost a child and may be having an especially difficult time coping. It will discuss the kinds of emotions and obstacles to expect, the risks of drug and alcohol dependency, as well as healthy, effective ways to cope with your grief. The healing process is just that: a process. It will be a long, tumultuous journey, but one you can find your way through.

 

BETA Healthcare Group Participant of the Year: Community Hospice

March 6, 2017

Community Hospice is honored to be named the BETA Healthcare Group Participant of the year for 2017! This award is given to organizations with outstanding worker’s compensation and safety programs.

We would like to extend a very gracious thank you to the Beta Healthcare Group for this generous award!

 

Community Hospice – February Super Star

February 22, 2017

Our Community Hospice Super Star for the Month of February is Lawana Ofisa! Lawana went above and beyond to support our mission and ensure high quality care for our patients.

Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Announce New Board Members

February 6, 2017

MODESTO, CA (February 6, 2017) – Community Hospice, the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider serving the Central Valley, is please to announces its new Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board Members.

Joining the Community Hospice Board of Directors is:
• Sue Cipponeri, Partner of Kemper CPA Group, LLP.

Joining the Community Hospice Foundation Board of Directors is:
• Melvin Bradley, retired Division Manager for PG&E and owner of Mel Bradley Electric
• Don Gaekle, Stanislaus County Assessor
• Claire Helbig M.D., Internist
• Teresa Scott, Yosemite Community College District Executive Vice Chancellor
• Meryl Snider, retired Sales Manager for AT&T
• Judy Wetzel, retired Educator

“I am pleased to welcome our newly appointed Community Hospice and Foundation board members,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President/CEO. “As we continue to meet the evolving needs of our community, we look forward to working with our new Board members that can lend their expertise in helping us provide compassionate and quality care to our community residents and providers.”

“We are thankful our new Board members choose Community Hospice and the Foundation as their non-profit to spend their time and talents with,” said Monica Ojcius, Foundation Executive Director.

The Community Hospice and Community Hospice Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of community volunteers who provide strategic oversight and governance to the organization’s mission to provide compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of ability to pay.

About Community Hospice
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information please call (209) 578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.

About Community Hospice Foundation
The Community Hospice Foundation is a charitable organization established in 2001 to raise funds and awareness for Community Hospice.

Community Hospice – January Super Star

January 30, 2017

Our Community Hospice Super Star for the Month of January is Sarah Peterson! Sarah went above and beyond to support our mission and ensure high quality care for our patients.