end of life Archives - Hospice of the North Coast
January 23, 2020

Pacifica House: Charles Joe Lewis, August 4, 1947-January 14, 2020

Charles Joe Lewis, a longtime resident of Oceanside, was born on August 4, 1947 and died on January 14 at Pacifica House hospice in Carlsbad, California. […]
January 6, 2020

Understanding Healthcare Decisions at the End of Life

It can be overwhelming to be asked to make healthcare decisions for someone who is dying and is no longer able to make his or her […]
January 4, 2020

Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. […]
August 28, 2019

How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

By Katy Butler My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in […]
August 7, 2019

Do You Know How a Living Will Works?

Shirley Rees had told her children not to take any “heroic measures” if she ever became seriously ill. But it was only when doctors discovered kidney […]
July 3, 2019

‘End Game’ Film Shows the Struggle in End-of-Life Decisions

The Oscar-nominated documentary also spotlights palliative and hospice care In a pivotal scene of the documentary End Game, we listen in as a team of palliative care […]
June 24, 2019

Don’t Tell Me When I’m Going to Die

Prognoses are more of an art than a science. Maybe it’s better not to know. Starrett Kreissman, a trim 59-year-old, was hiking with her husband, David […]
January 9, 2019

End-of-Life Conversations Can Bring You and Loved Ones Closer

If the opportunity presents itself, honor the person by listening Before his mother, Dee Dee, died from emphysema in 2009, Larry Sernovitz spent a lot of […]
December 21, 2018

Making Hospice an Easier Choice

People with terminal conditions who receive Medicare are currently required to forgo curative treatment in order to receive hospice (care for people whose medical conditions mean […]