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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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]