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 […]
November 1, 2022

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2022

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and Hospice of the North Coast is participating in the Meeting You Where You Are campaign all month […]
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 […]
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 28, 2020

Hospice and Palliative Care: Making a Difference

A hospice nurse was recently asked, “How can you work in hospice – it must be so sad!” She answered, “I love providing highly-skilled, compassionate care […]
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 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. […]
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 […]