Living During an Uncertain Time.

We find ourselves living during an uncertain time these days with COVID-19 reeking havoc on daily life. At 60 years old, I have never experienced such anxiousness among so many. With so many conflicting sources I find myself battling over the right practice to put in place to be vigilant...

Matters of the Heart.

The importance of a heart healthy lifestyle. February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is a big deal to me. Two significant experiences shaped my life and the importance of a heart healthy lifestyle to me. When I was 8-years-old, my mother had her first heart attack, she was just...

Lessons on Living

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. I've learned...

The Truth About Hospice Care

"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back." November is national hospice month. This is our opportunity to magnify the benefits of hospice care...

The Beginners Guide to Bucket Lists

Many people put off their bucket list wishes for another day. Sometimes those days never come. Bucket list wishes aren’t just to be left for when someone is dying they are to bring more life to LIVING! When making a bucket list think of things like a place you’ve never...

Who Makes the Decisions?

Recently I had some minor surgery and of course, with it came a plethora of paperwork.  I pondered how much more stressful the process must be for a hospice patient.  At Hoffmann Hospice we have several documents that are required as well, but we strive to make the process as...

Abundant Blessings

This is an exciting time at Hoffmann Hospice, as we will soon be moving our new administrative offices on campus with our Hospice Home at 4401 Buena Vista Road.  We will also have a dedicated grief support center, which allows us to expand our grief support services to the community. ...

We Remember You. We Salute You.

This last Monday was Memorial Day. I am so proud to be part of a country that pauses to remember our fallen heroes. A hero is defined as “one who shows great courage.” I stood among several heroes recently at our Veteran pinning ceremony at Assisted Living Facilities in our...

Healthcare Decisions

Once a quarter I host Breakfast with Beth and Ross (Director of Operations) at our office. It is a time where staff can come and feel safe to ask questions or make comments. Managers are not included and any topic is fair game. Open and honest discussion is encouraged. One...

Humaneness

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting actor, Mark Wahlberg when he was the guest speaker at our 25th annual Voices of Inspiration fundraising event. What struck me most was just what a genuinely nice man he was. As usual, the evening was quite enjoyable, we always hope guests...