Hospice services are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans and HMOs.
Bonner General Health Community Hospice partners with our patients to walk with them on their personal journey with hope, support and the very highest quality of life.
Call our team at (208) 265-1179 for more information.
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DONATIONS: Checks can be made payable to Bonner General Community Hospice, 520 N Third Avenue, Sandpoint. If you would like to make a donation via credit card, please contact us at 208-265-1179.
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A message from our hospice director
A message from Bonner Community Hospice Director, Tami Feyen, on the services provided by the hospice team and the personalized, quality care you and your loved ones will receive.
To view the video message click HERE.
How can hospice help those in need
Our hospice teams offer patients choices, support, and comfort. Our team includes a Hospice Medical Director, Physician, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers who are available to respond to our patients’ needs. We work with each individual to make sure their wishes come first. Together the team helps each patient live their best possible quality of life surrounded and supported by loved ones, friends, and committed caregivers.
Registered Nurses visit patients regularly to assess your medical needs, communicate with your doctors, and implement treatment orders. They also provide your caregivers with training regarding patient daily care.
Medical Social Workers help patients and their loved ones with grief counseling and end-of-life planning. They also assist with financial issues and accessing other community resources.
Chaplains provide spiritual care as patients and their loved one’s process through meaning, purpose, and sustaining hope at this time of life. Chaplain services are offered to all patients regardless of their personal spiritual beliefs.
Nurse Aides assist with personal care needs, such as bathing, hair care, and other needs.
Volunteers provide companionship, support, and assist with respite care for the caregiver, may run errands, assist with various needs in the home, and more.
Therapists (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy) offer patients and their families support and training to best manage daily care needs.
Bereavement Counselors provide counseling for patients, their family and friends, and for any community member experiencing grief from the death of a loved one.
Prescription medications, medical equipment, and medical supplies related to the terminal illness are provided and are generally covered in full under the Hospice benefit.
Dietary Counseling is also available.
Inherent in hospice care is the ongoing education about caregiving, the disease process, and the options and interventions to help relieve pain and other discomforts. Our focus is to provide the greatest support to our patients and their families to meet what is most important to them along their journey.
Call our team at (208) 265-1179 for more information about our services and how we can help.
How can I make a donation?
Bonner General Health Community Hospice is a nonprofit organization. We rely on BGH and members of the community for our funding. The funds we receive from individual and corporate donations provide much-needed services in our health network. These dollars all stay in Bonner and Boundary counties. Your donation is much appreciated and, of course, tax-deductible.
Ways to donate:
Checks can be made payable to Bonner General Community Hospice, 520 N Third Avenue, Sandpoint. If you would like to make a donation via credit card, please contact us at 208-265-1179.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE »
Become a volunteer
There are many ways volunteers can help. Our volunteers provide direct client support, respite care for the caregivers, they provide companionship, practical support, bedside vigil assistance, clerical/administration support, bereavement, and more. If you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer please call our Volunteer Coordinator at (208) 265-1159.
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Grief is the feeling of loss we experience physically and emotionally at the time someone close to us dies. It is often accompanied by a sense of shock or numbness.
Bereavement is the process of adjusting to life without our loved one. The process is different for everyone and may affect our thoughts and feelings for months or even years. Sometimes it can affect us physically in ways that are difficult to understand.
Bonner General Health Community Hospice offers:
- Support Groups
- Individual Counseling
For more information, visit our Bereavement Services Page.
The Healing Garden
The Healing Garden is a place of spiritual solace. It was designed as a tranquil retreat for those facing difficult times, as well as a place of peace in which to honor and remember loved ones we have lost.
For more information or to volunteer, visit our Healing Garden Page.
Memorial Wall: To honor a loved one, our Healing Garden Features a Memorial Wall with the names of those who have left us. Make a donation of $100 to Bonner General Health Community Hospice, and we will add your loved ones’ names to the Memorial Wall. Call our Hospice Clinic for more information. (208) 265-1179
Family Tree: Losing a child is unspeakable. Bonner General Health and Hospice have created a Memorial Tree to commemorate the passing of children (at any age). Make a $50 donation to Hospice, and we will add your child’s name to a leaf on the Family Tree located in our Healing Garden. Call our Hospice Clinic for more information. (208) 265-1179