Hoffmann Hospice is excited to announce family man and Denver Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning as the 2016 Voices of Inspiration guest speaker! Please join us on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Rabobank Convention Center for a night of fun, food, and entertainment. General admission tickets will go on sale Friday, November 20, 2015. Voices of Inspiration is Hoffmann Hospice’s annual event to raise awareness about hospice services and funds for Hoffmann’s unfunded patients and programs. Funds raised at the event allow Hoffmann Hospice to go above and beyond what traditional for-profit hospices offer in non-core programs. For over 20 years Hoffmann has brought a keynote speaker that has a truly inspirational message to share, and guests come back year after year with excitement. Thank you for your continued support and hope to see you next April!
Long time, local, quiet business owners, Scott and Tani McMillan have served as one of Hoffmann Hospice’s biggest supporters for many years. In an effort to help raise awareness about hospice and the many beneficial specialized services that Hoffmann offers our community, Scott and Tani have partnered with Hoffmann Hospice once again. This partnership, however, is one-of-its-kind. Owners of 12 Kern County Sonic Drive-In restaurants, including Tehachapi and Delano, the McMillan’s have coined November as “Hoffmann Hero” month at all 12 restaurants. They, along with their creative management team have even developed a “new” drink flavor called the “Hoffmann Hero” that will only be available during the month of November. This is in honor not only of National Hospice Month, but more importantly to highlight Kern County’s first and only hospice home!
A percentage of Sonic’s revenue from all November food and drink sales will be donated to Hoffmann Hospice, Kern County’s only locally founded non-profit hospice, and more specifically – to their hospice home campaign. Take the family, have a date night, or treat your employees to lunch at your favorite local Sonic Drive-In this month and join in supporting one of Kern County’s most dedicated non-profit health care agencies.
Join us for our annual remembrance and tree lighting ceremony as we celebrate those we hold dear with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree. Share in the evening by placing a symbolic light on the tree in honor or memory of a loved one. Guests are asked to make a minimum $10 donation per light; those who donate a $100 or more will receive a commemorative ornament. Bundle up, bring the family and gather around the tree for a poignant evening of holiday joy. For more information and to reserve your light, click on the button below.
On Friday September 18th, Mayor Harvey Hall and the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce representatives and Ambassadors held the Ribbon Cutting for Kern County’s first-and-only free-standing 18-bed Hoffmann Hospice Home. We sincerely thank the Chamber as well as all of our guests for their endearing support during this exciting time. We look forward to opening our doors this Fall.
Hoffmann Hospice hosted several Open Houses the week of September 14th. Guests included donors of the hospice home, healthcare partners, staff, volunteers and the public.
They were able to stroll through the grand 25,000 sq.ft. home which features 18-patient suites with hand crafted furniture and French doors, visit the breathtaking chapel with custom stained glass, or sit in the theater room. Maggie, our Resident Pet Therapy Dog guided guests along the landscaped patios, Butterfly Garden and the outdoor pathway Walk of Hope.
The implications are profound for the future of two organizations, countless people, and one very special dog with a higher calling. Imagine the unique challenge hospice workers face of enriching quality of life for those whose lives are tangibly nearing their end. Next, imagine an animal rescue whose goals include not just saving dogs’ lives, but empowering them to thrive as contributing members of society. And now, imagine a creative partnership between two innovative organizations, joining forces to fulfill and evolve their respective missions. From within this vision, a very special dog who has already been chosen with the assistance of social media in Kern County, will be trained and certified as a therapy dog for Kern County’s first and only state of the art hospice home, set to open its doors in the Fall of 2015.
We are proud to announce that Project Journey Home is now being funded by The Bakersfield Californian Foundation. We are so grateful that our community partners are recognizing the benefits that Project Journey Home will have on the precious lives that Maggie, our Resident Pet Therapy Dog, will be able to touch. The Bakersfield Californian Foundation is helping us tremendously with Maggie’s training and foster care until she is finally able to move into her forever home when the hospice home opens this Fall. A big thank you to The Bakersfield Californian Foundation for making Project Journey Home possible!
Where has the time gone? In 1995 Hoffmann opened its doors to begin caring for Kern County’s seriously and terminally ill patients and families. In celebrating 20 years of service and over 20,000 patients and families served, we are now getting ready to open Kern County’s first-and-only hospice home which will allow us to serve an additional 1,800 patients per year. As we reflect on the commitment that we made 20 years ago we ask that you help us celebrate these milestones. We need your help in reaching our goal of 20,000 LIKES on Facebook in honor of the 20,000+ patients and families that we have cared for over the years. Thank you for your ongoing support in fulfilling our mission.
The Have You Had the Talk campaign urges all adults to consider what kind of care and plans they want followed if they ever need to rely on someone else for their medical care and decision making. They are some of the most important decisions and conversations you will have. Click the button below to download your free toolkit today.
When facing the serious illness of a child, parents will go to any length in an effort to help their child. But even then, sometimes the miracles of modern medicine are not enough. When that time comes, there truly is no place like home. Hoffmann Hospice understands how difficult it is for parents to make the hospice decision for their child. Many parents feel as though they are somehow “giving up” by choosing hospice care, but that isn’t true at all. Hospice is merely a shifting of focus – to helping your child live as full and pain free a life as possible.
We understand that this is a difficult decision, but Hoffmann Hospice has been helping families care for their children since 1995. We are here, and ready to help your family.
Compassionate, skilled volunteers are the heart and soul of Hoffmann Hospice. Hospice volunteers are committed to the hospice philosophy of care and service. They have a respect and reverence for life and consider it a privilege to serve the seriously and terminally ill patients and their families. We are looking for volunteers of all ages, from diverse social and professional backgrounds. A volunteer can be as young as 16, but must be at least 18 to work directly with our patients. Hoffmann volunteers are valued members of our hospice team and may choose when and how they wish to volunteer. Become a volunteer today.