Hospice care began in Yuba, Sutter and Southern Butte County in 1983.
On May 23, Rideout Hospice will pay tribute to the special patients, families and caregivers during a "Lights of Remembrance" Memorial Service held at The Courtyard, 1240 Williams Way in Yuba City from 7:30-9PM.
"Lights of Remembrance" will include a candle lighting ceremony, dove release, music and refreshments.
For more information or to RSVP call 790-3006.
What is Hospice?
Hospice represents a caring form of treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, rather than striving to provide a cure -- focusing on comfort and keeping a patient as functional, alert and pain-free as possible. Care providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, home health aids and trained volunteers, help patients live their last days peacefully, with dignity and respect. Regular visits from professional Hospice staff teach the family how to provide the necessary care and are available 24 hours a day to assist both patient and family members facing a life limiting illness. Care is adjusted as needs change and continues on to help family members after the death to cope with their bereavement process. Rideout Hospice is located at 989 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City. For information call 790-3006 or visit www.frhg.org