About Hospice

A Little History...

Hospice of Humboldt was founded in 1978 by a small group of volunteers including Dr. Larry Hill, Jay Rezzonico, Dr. Elmer Larsen, Arlene Brazeau, RN, and Margret Soderberg, RN.  We saw our first patient in January 1979.  

Hospice of Humboldt is a stand-alone non-profit, not affiliated with any hospital or medical practice.  We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  All donations to Hospice of Humboldt are tax-deductible.

Anyone can call Hospice and ask for an informational visit.  A referral can be made by a doctor, a loved one, or the individual seeking care.  If you have questions about when to call start here.

There are many opinions about what Hospice is and isn't.  To learn the facts about the patient-centered care Hospice provides to seriously ill people here are myths vs. facts about Hospice care. 

You may have lots of questions about what services are offered, who is eligible and how it is paid for.  You can read all of our frequently asked questions here.