Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) is a community based non-profit organization in Carlsbad, CA. We have been providing quality end of life care to patients in the North San Diego Coastal community for more than three decades. This month we celebrate 31 years in the business of helping people experience a peaceful death. We understand death is a part of the life cycle. We help families and those that are part of the patient’s journey on hospice adjust to life after their death.
HNC understands “hospice” can be a challenging subject to broach. It is however a necessary topic to discuss when a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Many patients and families shy away from hospice care assuming it means giving up or letting go. Actually, the sooner a patient comes onto hospice, the sooner our team of professional experts is able to work to stabilize them. We help manage pain systems and get them under control, resulting in patient’s increased quality of life.
A couple of well known studies have been released indicating that palliative and hospice care helps some patients live longer, even better lives than without it. A study, released by the New England Journal of Medicine, determined in its research that patients on hospice and palliative care lived longer than those who received standard physician care.
Hospice of the North Coast is committed to assisting patients and their families navigate the ever-changing mosaic of healthcare choices. We also have a premier bereavement support program that offers groups to children, teens and adults, as well as individualized counseling. For those who are not ready to come onto hospice, we also offer clinical education to patients and families desiring information to support their choice in the future.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 760.431.4100. Let us help you!
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