Quite naturally, an end-of-life transition can be traumatic, devastating, and inexplicably sad, not to mention exhausting. These are the emotions and responses to which Hospice of the North Coast strives to ease. Our goal is to lighten the load of the family caregiver, while ensuring the patient has everything he or she needs for a quality end-of-life transition.
Have the Beginning Conversation
A terminal diagnosis is never easy. When no cure is available for your loved one’s condition, and trips back and forth to ERs and doctors’ offices get to be too much of a strain, it may be time to consider hospice. It may be difficult to have that beginning conversation, especially if your loved one doesn’t know what hospice has to offer. Choose the place of your conversation and your first words carefully, as they are likely to be what your loved one remembers best. You’re not giving up on your loved one; you are trying to make the end-of-life transition easier and better for them.
Hospice Staff Are Knowledgeable and Experienced
When an experienced hospice team is invited into your home, the painful journey can be shared with those who know what it’s like – who know the feelings you and your loved one are experiencing. Each patient is different, and he or she has individualized needs that need personalized care. That’s what hospice is all about – providing the personalized care to help the patient and family members deal with, and transition through, this difficult period. Hospice does offer hope; not hope of a cure, but hope for the best and most comfortable transition through the journey. Patients and family members are very grateful for the opportunity for this level of care.
Hospice of the North Coast offers a variety of therapies to those located in our close-knit North County of San Diego community, which includes the areas of Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Bonsall, Del Mar, Cardiff, Escondido, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, La Jolla, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solano Beach, Fallbrook, Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Vista, and Olivenhain. We modify therapies and plans to the personalized needs of every individual patient and their families.