celebrating the sanctity of life
providing compassionate end-of-life care
and comfort the grieving
This signature fundraising event raises vital funds for Hoffmann Hospice’s programs and services throughout Kern County. Event guests will enjoy a social hour, cocktails, raffle opportunities and dinner, followed by a moderated discussion with our 2020 keynote speaker.
2020 marks 25 years of Hoffmann Hospice providing compassionate end-of life care in Kern County. As Tom and I reflect on the growth and experiences the agency has had in the past 25 years, those lessons on living have shaped how I view and live my own life.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a special way of caring for someone when a cure is no longer realistic. The focus of hospice is on care – compassionate care that enables patients to continue an alert, pain-free life surrounded by those they love. Hospice provides care that includes the family in all decisions.
Hospice care neither prolongs nor hastens death, but provides specialized support during the transition from this life to the next. Most of all, the call for hospice does not signify the end of hope, but simply a change of focus. Patients who get better or wish to seek active treatment for their terminal illness, may discontinue hospice service and go back at a later time.