January 16, 2018

The Benefits of Early Palliative Care

Many people wait to consider palliative care until much later in the process of a seriously ill loved one. There are, however, many benefits to considering […]
December 29, 2017

National Influenza Vaccination Week 12/3-9

You feel awful; you’re shivering. Your body aches, your nose is running, and you can’t kick the cough out of your raw throat. It’s the flu. […]
December 18, 2017

Gift Ideas for the Holidays for Those in Hospice Care

When a loved one is seriously ill, time is of the essence, and just the opportunity to spend time with that individual day after day is […]
December 18, 2017

When Is Extra Care the Right Choice?

Caregiving is often nothing short of exhausting, and depending on how your support system is structured, caring for an ill patient, particularly a hospice patient, can […]
December 15, 2017

National Hand Washing Awareness Week 12/4-11

Wash your hands! It’s such simple advice – and yet it can have a powerful effect on your health and that of people around you. December […]
December 4, 2017

World AIDS Day 12/1

In the early 1980s, otherwise healthy men began contracting a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and in some cases, Kaposi’s sarcoma, an aggressive form of […]
November 30, 2017


Pacifica House in northern San Diego County provides highly skilled in-patient care for short-term stays. Hospice of the North Coast has a localized service area to […]
November 27, 2017


Our mission at Hospice of the North Coast is “To provide compassionate personalized care to patients and families during the end-of-life transition.”  We focus on a […]
November 23, 2017

Three Reasons Why You Should Choose Palliative Care

Palliative care focuses on relieving pain and other symptoms, not on trying to find a cure when there isn’t one. It is a combination of counseling, […]