Hospice care is not about giving up, it’s about choosing comfort. We help bring peace and comfort near life’s end, along with hope and healing to loved ones suffering a loss.

Hospice provides care for a patient at home or in an inpatient facility, surrounded by family and friends. Care can be established wherever you call home. At Pacific Coast Hospice, we understand the unique needs and challenges you and your loved ones face, no matter where you are in your journey. We are dedicated to supporting you with expert care and compassion to help you live comfortably and fully.

Pacific Coast Hospice specializes in end-of-life care that attends to patient’s needs in order to enhance their quality of life. To be eligible for hospice, a doctor must verify a prognosis of six months or less of life, if the patient’s illness runs its natural course. We follow an interdisciplinary team approach, providing care through a team of expert professionals and trained volunteers whose goal is to ease the physical, emotional and spiritual pain and stress of patients and families. Thirteen months of grief support is also available for families. Hospice care is available during the last six months of life through the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

As a Pacific Coast Hospice patient, your preferences and needs guide your care. Your care team works with you, your doctors, and caregivers to treat your whole well-being. We concentrate on helping you live and pass on with as much comfort, peace and dignity as possible. Along the way, they also prepare and support your family members so they can best care for you and honor your wishes.

Our team members care for you during visits wherever you live. In addition to scheduled visits, our nurses are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions or make an emergency visit. We can help you find around-the-clock caregiver support or other outside resources as needed.

HOW HOSPICE CAN HELP

Compassionate care helps patients and families feel supported during every stage of the hospice journey—allowing you to live every moment.

  • Pain & Symptom Management – the Hospice Team works to address the patient’s pain and symptoms of terminal illness

  • Medical Care – provided directly in the home, including medical supplies such as incontinence care, dressings, or personal care items; medical equipment such as a wheelchair, hospital bed, or walker; and hospice medications.

  • Counseling – discussions about practical issues, including your own health care wishes, planning for your financial needs, and identifying benefits or additional support from other agencies

  • Home Safety – assessing physical safety in your environment, such as identifying safety risks associated with oxygen use and implementing fall prevention precautions

  • Personal Care – provided by the Hospice Aide, including bathing and dressing when needed

  • Education – teachings about end-of-life, emotional counseling, spiritual comfort and grief support

One of the most frequent comments we receive from is that they wish they had called hospice sooner. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NPHCO), in a nationwide 2019 study the average length of hospice stay for Medicare beneficiaries just over two months. In addition, the same study also found that 98% of hospice care was provided to patients in their own private home. Patients get the most benefit from hospice support when care begins earlier in their illness.

The Hospice Care Team

The Hospice Team is made up of professionals—physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual counselors and volunteers—to meet the individual needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Each hospice team member is committed to supporting your well-being.