Filling a ‘large gap’
Hospice of Humboldt expands
services to include
home-based palliative care
By THE TIMES-STANDARD |
April 13, 2022
Hospice of Humboldt has been caring for the seriously ill in the community for over 43 years. Now, the nonprofit is taking the next step in expanding its compassionate services to include home-based palliative care.
“Hospice of Humboldt is uniquely positioned to fill the large gap in care that currently exists for those in our community suffering from late-stage cancer, pulmonary disease, heart failure and other life-limiting illnesses,” said Karen Ayers, clinical director, palliative care, Hospice of Humboldt. Ayers said, READ MORE
A Love Story...
Hospice is not always just about compassionate care.
Sometimes we help make dying wishes come true.
One story we’d like to share from 2021 in memory
of a patient who touched all of our hearts and
in honor of our staff who go above and beyond
the call of duty.
Lisa Campbell’s dying wish was to marry her longtime partner Eric Lee and have his last name on her death certificate. Recognizing the limited amount of time Lisa had to live, Hospice Social Worker, Debbie Patton and Chaplain, Pat Basham quickly put into action a plan to make Lisa’s wish come true. Pat and Debbie traveled around Humboldt County securing a marriage certificate, a wedding dress from The Hospice Shop thrift store, and helped her friends and family make the day complete with flowers and decorations.
On July 25, 2021 Lisa and Eric were married in an outdoor ceremony at their home in Redcrest surrounded by loved ones. Lisa said she was incredibly grateful that we helped make her last wish come true. Just six days later Lisa passed away far too soon at the age of 57, but she did so with the knowledge that her death certificate would read, Lisa Campbell Lee.