The emphasis at Tara Home is providing compassionate care at the end of life for Hospice-enrolled patients in a cabin at the Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, CA. Trained Tara Home volunteers serve as caregivers, providing the same care that family members would provide for their loved one at home. Tara Home volunteers provide 24-hour care for the resident; volunteers are scheduled for 4 day time shifts and one overnight shift. Family and friends of the resident may participate in the Tara Home caregiving schedule on a case-by-case basis. 

Tara Home serves just one resident at a time. Each resident has a lead Tara Home Lead Coordinator who serves as the primary liaison with the Hospice Nurse. The Tara Home Lead Coordinator is responsible for communicating the resident's care needs to all the volunteers. The Lead Coordinator is present at all Hospice nurse visits so he or she can communicate the care needs and update the volunteers. The Hospice nurse lets the Tara Home Lead Coordinator know if there are any concerns she thinks should be communicated with the group. 

If there are procedures which are new to our volunteers on a given case, Tara Home volunteers will receive additional training as needed. Hospice support is available 24-hours a day for any urgent medical need or question concerning resident care.