February 15, 2018

What Is The Joint Commission?

The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that certifies and accredits thousands of healthcare institutions and their programs across the United States.  The goal of The […]
February 13, 2018

About Pathways Palliative Care Program

The Pathways Palliative Care Program at Hospice of the North Coast personalizes the treatment program for each patient.  Living with a life-changing illness can be challenging, […]
February 8, 2018

Reducing the Risk of Cancer

More than one million new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. Almost a half million of those people will eventually die […]
February 6, 2018

Palliative Care and Hospice Care: Understanding the Difference

At Hospice of the North Coast, we offer both palliative care and hospice care, but it’s not always easy to understand the difference between the two. […]
February 1, 2018

Apps You Should Consider if You’re a Caregiver

Being a caregiver for a seriously ill loved one can be complicated. It can also be incredibly rewarding, though. That’s especially true if you have a […]
January 30, 2018

Massage Therapy: An Important Part of Hospice Care

One of our most important services for our patients is massage therapy. While this may sound like an odd therapy to offer patients, it’s more important […]
January 25, 2018

The Right Time for Hospice

When you think of hospice, you automatically think about the end of a person’s life. Calling in hospice, for many, is the equivalent of giving up. […]
January 23, 2018

The Difference Between Diagnosis and Prognosis

Admission to hospice care requires a loved one have a terminal illness with a prognosis that is limited to six months or less. Any diagnosis is […]
January 18, 2018

Are Palliative Care Teams The Answer Caregivers Need?

If you’re a caregiver, you know how tough it can be to watch your loved one face a serious illness. You often experience just as much […]