Guiding a loved one through the end of their life…

Families guiding a loved one through the end of their life are still receiving comfort, medications, and assistance through hospice and palliative care. The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic. Continue to show your support of Compass Care programs and services at Virginia Mason Memorial by giving to The Memorial Foundation today Read more about Guiding a loved one through the end of their life…[…]

Hospice in Yakima

The gift of comfort.  Compass care services are reaching more people than ever.  Because of your support, more licensed social workers support all of our palliative and hospice patients and their family caregivers who are struggling to cope with the uncertainties and fears of an extended or terminal illness.  Cottage in the Meadow has more rooms Read more about Hospice in Yakima[…]

A Wish Becomes a Reality

  Thank you for your support of home health and hospice programs through The Memorial Foundation.  This summer a patient shared with his hospice social worker that he would like to go fishing. One of his favorite hobbies was fishing on the Columbia River.  Within 48 hours of his request, his hospice team and staff from Read more about A Wish Becomes a Reality[…]

A Thrill of Hope

Ken and Connie live in a beautiful, yet modest, brick house. Standing outside, it is evident that it is more than just a house; it radiates the feeling that this is a home. After stepping inside, the feeling is reinforced by pictures of family, friends and grandkids covering the walls and fridge, the beautiful knick-knacks Read more about A Thrill of Hope[…]

Speaking from the Heart

“Cottage in the Meadow allowed me to just be her son at the end of my mom’s life.”  Jason Schilling spoke from the heart when he told his story at the Cottage in the Meadow Garden Reception this past fall.  From the time of her diagnosis, all Jason wanted was to take care of his Read more about Speaking from the Heart[…]

A Son and Daughter Share Their Experience

Through generous, ongoing community donations, Compass Care programs provide care and support for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. Hospice helps terminally ill people live their best lives, as comfortably as possible. The focus is on comfort, not on curing an illness. Cottage in the Meadow is a Medicare-approved hospice-care facility Read more about A Son and Daughter Share Their Experience[…]

Memorial Hospice: Caring for our veterans

Currently, Memorial Hospice cares for fifteen veterans. Staff delivered special service pins and “Welcome Home Vietnam”  pins yesterday to all of our veterans. Cali Hunn, a social worker, said her veteran was overwhelmed and thrilled. He pinned it on his pajamas and said “I’ve never seen anything like this – thank you so much – Read more about Memorial Hospice: Caring for our veterans[…]

What is Hospice?  Part 2

A hospice challenge is getting patients onto a hospice service soon enough to be fully beneficial for both the patient and the family. Hospice is available to patients that have been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less and we work to get our patients onto service as soon Read more about What is Hospice?  Part 2[…]