Providing comforting care for the entire family.
End-of-life discussions and decisions are never easy. When that time comes, we are here to serve as a resource for you.
"Early election of hospice care has been shown to extend patients’ life expectancy and significantly improve quality of life."
Myths & Facts about Hospice Care
Serving South Lake Tahoe Area, Stateline, Glenbrook and Markleeville
Jason Collin, MSPT - Director
Provides comfort and relieves symptoms of those who are terminally ill
The Hospice Team works with each person, their family and their Physician to determine the most beneficial treatment
For patients with a terminal illness who have a prognosis of six months or less
The Hospice team is state licensed, federally certified, and JCHAO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accredited
Available through a Physician’s referral
Covered under Medicare, private pay, private insurance, Medi-Cal and Medicaid and Helping Hands program, for those who qualify
Covers the following areas: South Lake Tahoe Area, Stateline, Glenbrook and Markleeville
Preview or order the informational booklet, "Finding Your Way - Medical Decisions When They Count Most"
Provided by the Center for Healthcare Decisions
Physician services, Medical Director
Registered Nurse Case Managers
Nursing care (with 24-hour on-call service)
Home Health Aide/Homemaker services
Medical Social Services
Medical equipment and supplies related to the terminal illness
Medication for symptom and pain management
Inpatient care for acute care & short-term respite
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services
Spiritual care with chaplain or spiritual counselor of choice
Bereavement follow-up for family and caregivers
"Reflections of Life and Loss" - Grief Support Group
2nd & 4th Thursdays each month, 12 - 1:30 p.m. - Barton Hospice encourages people who have experienced the loss of a loved one or have endured a significant, life-altering event to attend. This group helps teach attendees how to cope with certain situations and encourages emotional connections with others. Support and bereavement groups allow people to release emotions they may otherwise keep to themselves. It can improve a participant's mood and decrease psychological distress.
Tahoe Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
1st Tuesday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Led by medical professionals, Tahoe Type 1 is a support group providing a place for those affected by Type 1 Diabetes. It is specifically designed to support one another and share ideas, experiences and resources. All ages and those with Type II Diabetes are welcome.
Light Up A Life Ceremony - December 17, 2015
Please come celebrate the memory of your loved ones. Our Hospice staff has prepared a special time to honor and remember.
“Light Up a Life” (formerly Tree of Remembrance) gives us the opportunity to gather as a community to honor those we love and have lost. The interfaith ceremony allows each of us to reflect on the special memories as we share and pay tribute to the memory that still lives on within us.
Additional event information. >>
Volunteer & Donate Opportunities
Interested individuals and families can contact Barton Hospice directly without a Physician’s referral for questions about our program. We can answer your questions in person or over the phone. Please call us at 530.543.5581 or 775.782.1510 ~ we are here to help.
Location & Hours
Phone: 530.543.5581 or 775.782.1510
2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd Suite 500
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
After hours patient care: Nurses available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week