November 8, 2022

Using Ring Theory Paradigm When Dealing With a Terminal Illness

An exploration into the benefits and limitations of Ring Theory. Key points: 👉 In Ring Theory, the ill partner becomes the priority, and the other partner […]
October 3, 2022
Pacifica House

Pacifica House… More Than Just a Building

Hospice of the North Coast’s Pacifica House is more than a clinical facility for end-of-life care.  It is a special place where hospice families and friends […]
April 13, 2022
When is the Right Time to Consider Grief Counseling?

When is the Right Time to Consider Grief Counseling?

Bereavement support can help you and your family as you move through the grieving process. We encourage you to reach out to bereavement services that: Are […]
March 1, 2022

What Is Anticipatory Grief?

How much we struggle to keep that which we’re soon to lose. It was so hard being on the receiving end of a daughter’s anger. It […]
August 4, 2021
Elder man drinking water

Why Is Keeping Hydrated So Important?

Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, water: Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements […]
August 4, 2021
dehydration during end-of-life care

Dehydration and End-of-life Care

There are several common causes of dehydration. It is important to understand how hydration and dehydration impact end-of-life care. Common Causes Of Dehydration Diarrhea, vomiting: Severe, […]
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. […]