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General Agency Information
Name:Hospice of Santa Cruz County
Address:940 Disc Drive
Scotts Valley, CA  95066
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-430-3000
Toll Free:877-688-6144
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:Hospice of Santa Cruz County offers compassionate, expert medical care and grief support to patients and their loved ones facing the end-of-life. Caring for the body, mind and spirit, we support the unique needs of each patient in the comfort of their own home, in a nursing home or in a residential care facility. We are experts at symptom management so that individuals can live in comfort and dignity. We offer support to patients and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Transitions program supports those with a life-limiting illness by easing certain concerns, creating care giving plans, and identifying community resources to assist with healthcare issues.

ELIGIBILITY: Determined case by case.

FEES: Hospice care is covered by Medicare, most insurances or a sliding scale.

AREAS SERVED: Santa Cruz County and Northern Monterey County
Programs:Grief support is available for hospice families and grieving community members in group and individual settings. HUG (Healthy Understanding of Grief) Program helps children process their grief in a healthy, supportive and age-appropriate way.

A Drop In Grief Support Group meets every Tuesday at 6:30-8:30pm in Aptos, and Fridays Noon-1pm in Scotts Valley. An additional Drop In Grief Support Group facilitated in Spanish is held each Monday, 4-5:30pm in Watsonville. please call (831) 430-3000 for directions.

Eight week groups: The following groups are now forming to start in January 2014. Please call 430-3000 to register.
Loss of Spouse or Partner, Thursday nights in Scotts Valley
Loss of Spouse or Partner for Seniors, Friday daytime group in Aptos
Loss of Parent, Saturday mornings in Scotts Valley
Loss of Sibling, Thursday nights in Scotts Valley
Loss of Child (minor), English & Spanish language groups, Monday or Wednesday evenings, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, Salinas, in collaboration with Jacob's Heart
Loss of Adult Child, Evening group, date tbd, in Santa Cruz.
Loss of a Loved One (sibling, friend, or relative), Wednesday evenings in Watsonville.

Children's Grief Support-Our Children's Grief Support program for children and adolescents offers individual, group and in-school support. Kids receive age-appropriate support and tools to process their grief in a healthy manner.
Support in the workplace for coping with a death or anticipated death.

Lending Library of books and tapes on grief and loss.

Referrals to other community resources.

Advanced Health Care Directives

Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Scotts Valley
Funding Source:Donations
Miscellaneous Income
Subject Headings
 Advance Medical Directives
Bereavement Counseling
Bereavement Support Groups
Case/Care Management
Errand Running/Shopping Assistance
Errand Running/Shopping Volunteer Opportunities
Family Counseling
Group Counseling
Home Care/Hospice Associations
Home Health Aides
Hospice Care
Hospice Facilities
Individual Counseling
Information and Referral
Pain Management
Private Nonprofits
Respite Care
Skilled Nursing Facilities
This record last modified May 15, 2014