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Hospice Resources

Our commitment is to provide the best comprehensive, compassionate and individualized care for Patients, their families and caregivers who live in the counties of San Diego and Imperial. We also provide special individualized services honoring those who served through our No- Veteran-Dies-Alone-Program.

  • March 3, 2021 Honoring Patient Choice and Organ Donation
    By Natalie McNeal, Wellstar Community Hospice, andKim Kottemann, LifeLink Foundation Honoring patient choices means that we must offer options to our patients and look beyond our current service… Th …
  • February 26, 2021 Spreading Love with Valentine’s Day Cards
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Katie Sue Van Valkenburg… Th …
  • January 29, 2021 The Power of Forgiveness at End of Life
    Care Dimensions chaplain Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div. shares her experience witnessing the importance of forgiveness and peace at the end of life — both for the person doing the forgiving and.. …
  • January 22, 2021 Heart ‘n Home Volunteers Help Fulfill Janice’s Wish
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Heart ‘n Home Hospice… The N …
  • January 12, 2021 Still Time to Order a 2021 NHPCO Webinar Package
    Have your educational calendar set for the year! NHPCO’s 2021 webinars bring you and your staff professional development and education from nationally recognized speakers presenting on the most… The …
  • December 29, 2020 Dr. Powell reflects on all she has seen and the significance of vaccination
    Casa de la Luz Associate Medical Director Dr. Rebecca Powell, HMDC received the COVID-19 vaccine and wrote the following to describe the joy, hope and sense of peace that it brought. As I drive home.. …
  • December 21, 2020 Becky’s Vaccine Story
    NHPCO is pleased to share this piece written by Becky Wilder, volunteer coordinator for Uplifted Care in Bourbonnais, IL. Becky wrote this piece on Thursday, December 17, the day she received her… T …
  • December 18, 2020 Heart ‘n Home Hospice Video Series: “Hope for the Holidays”
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Kandice Dickinson,… The NHPC …
  • December 3, 2020 Hospice and Palliative Care Month Resolution
    NHPCO’s blog shares a press release from the office of Senator Jacky Rosen. For Immediate Release: December 3, 2020Rosen Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Designating November as National Hospice …
  • December 1, 2020 Giving Tuesday is December 1
    Non-profit organizations across the globe are marking “Giving Tuesday” on December 1, 2020. Following the initial holiday weekend marked by Thanksgiving, which has evolved to include “Black… The NH …
  • November 20, 2020 The Space where Hospice and COVID-19 Meet
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. During National Hospice… The …
  • October 30, 2020 Care Dimensions Helps Young Father Meet End-of-Life Goals
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Care Dimensions shares how… …
  • October 8, 2020 Community Hospice’s Faces of Caring
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Community Hospice, Inc. in… …
  • September 25, 2020 Regional Hospice’s Creative Approach to Advance Care Planning
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. It’s especially important… The …
  • September 18, 2020 UC Davis Hospice: Bringing Comfort and Smiles to Hospice Patients During COVID-19
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. UC Davis Hospice shares how… Th …
  • September 10, 2020 Gilchrist’s Many Faces of Caring
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Gilchrist shares how the many… …
  • September 4, 2020 Repaying the Favor: Recognizing a Veteran Volunteer
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Heart ‘n Home Hospice shares …
  • September 1, 2020 Hoffmann Hospice’s “Everything is Going to be OK” Campaign
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Tami Varner, Development… The N …
  • August 14, 2020 Virtual Series Offers Tips to Parents to Help Children Who are Grieving During COVID-19
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Hospice & Community Care… T …
  • August 7, 2020 Hospice and Structural Racism
    Don’t go there; please don’t go there, she thought to herself as her patient began to complain about the country going to hell because of Black people. Adding insult to injury, he ignored the obvious. …
  • July 31, 2020 Hospice Ensures Patients and Their Beloved Pets are Cared For
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Columbus Hospice of Georgia and.. …
  • July 27, 2020 NHPCO To Welcome New Chief Operating Officer Ben Marcantonio
    The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce that Ben Marcantonio, MS, MEd, LMFT, will join the NHPCO leadership team as Chief Operating Officer in September 2020. In… …
  • July 23, 2020 Planting Seeds of Kindness
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Visiting Nurse and Hospice for… …
  • July 20, 2020 CentraCare’s Music Therapists are Faces of Caring for the Community
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Nola Varilek… The NHPCO Updater …
  • July 16, 2020 National Healthcare Decisions Day – July 16, 2020
    NHPCO Encourages All Americans to Learn about Advance Care Planning on National Healthcare Decisions Day, July 16, 2020 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, along with other national,… …
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WHO CAN RECEIVE HOSPICE CARE?

Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy can receive hospice care.

Once a doctor confirms an illness is terminal (life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the America Hospice and Palliative Care team to provide services tailored to the patient’s needs and desires.

While many patients have cancer, we also care for individuals with various life-limiting conditions, such as heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias. Family and friends benefit from hospice care as well, receiving support to help the patient and adjust to life changes.

A common misconception is that all hospice patients are bedridden, critically ill, and incapable of living life to its fullest. Hospice celebrates life, assisting you in fulfilling your unique needs during this life chapter.

For any questions about hospice care or eligibility, contact our Admission Coordinator at America Hospice and Palliative Care.

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WHY CHOOSE AMERICA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE?

After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

When a doctor concludes that no curative treatment exists for a specific illness, the therapy is no longer effective, or you decide the treatment side effects are too severe, you might consider opting for comfort care as your ultimate objective.

Aggressive medical treatment prioritizes curing the physical ailment over addressing the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs, often requiring intensive clinical care that can reduce life quality. Hospice care, on the other hand, focuses on comfort by alleviating pain and other symptoms while continuing to cater to the emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family.

Hospice care neither extends life nor accelerates death; instead, it eases pain and physical discomfort, allowing the patient to enjoy a more peaceful and fulfilling life quality. At America Hospice and Palliative Care, care and support services primarily occur in the patient’s home or residence. Many families have expressed that they waited too long to fully benefit from hospice care’s offerings.

WHY CHOOSE AMERICA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE?

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