First Hospice House in Sacramento Area

Sehr-Allen Charitable Foundation Breaks Ground

Sacramento, CA (MPG) – People facing a lack of resources for hospice and placement benefits at the final stages of their lives may now have a place welcoming them—and aiming to provide them with the medical, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs that are crucial during this time in their lives. The Sehr-Allen Charitable Foundation broke ground on this new, beautiful hospice house—the first of its kind in the Sacramento area—on Thursday, January 8th at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony was held at 4970 Walnut Ave, Sacramento, CA.

Sacramento lawmakers, community leaders, area care providers, Veteran’s Administration, and elected officials including Congresswoman Matsui, Assemblyman Ken Cooley, and Sacramento City Supervisor Susan Peters will be in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Hospice House gives priority to veterans; reaches underserved populations including the homeless, those who don’t qualify for Medicare, and the non/under-insured; accepts patients from any hospice providers; and features a beautiful and private outdoor garden, family sleeping area, and onsite pet sanctuary.

The founders of Sehr-Allen Charitable Foundation, Dr. James Sehr and Mrs. Angela Sehr, have dedicated their lives to caring for people who are injured or ill. Through their first-hand patient care experience, they deeply understand the challenges and hardship patients and their loved ones face during life altering illnesses. It is even more challenging when the illness is terminal and patients and family members must deal with death and dying. Often times, family members must leave their jobs to care for a dying patient, adding more burden to the already fragile situation. Dr. and Mrs. James Sehr hope that the foundation can serve as a sustaining source of financial support to meet the special needs of individual dying patients and their families. Further, the Foundation provides a meaningful way for patients’ families, friends, and others to honor their loved ones by contributing to the cause.

Source: Marie Copher, Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist

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