Hospice Care

Hospice is a special healthcare option for patients and
families who are faced with a terminal illness. South Coast Hospice provides palliative (comfort) care when curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice. Care takes place in the patient’s home or a home-like setting a Nursing Home, Foster Care, Assisted Living, Residential Care or Intermediate Care Facility and serves patients of all ages. South Coast Hospice views the patient, family and disease process from a holistic perspective addressing the physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs of each patient and family. Our belief is that quality of life is as important as length of life.

South Coast Hospice helps patients live life, one day at a time, instilling hope for the most out of everyday.  We are here to help make your life more meaningful, promoting enjoyment of things you have always enjoyed

At  South Coast Hospice, We offer:  Return to Top
  • An Extension of the patient’s primary care physician to maintain patient comfort.
  •   An Interdisciplinary Team of Hospice certified and trained:
    • Nurses
    • Social Workers
    • Counselors
    • Medical Director
    • Home Health Aides
    • Chaplain
  •  Trained Volunteers
  • Medical Supplies, medical equipment , medications related to the hospice diagnosis, hospice authorized ambulance transport, family/caregiver teaching and bereavement support with 4 levels of care. 
Where is Hospice Care Provided?  Return to Top
  • Hospice patients can receive services at home, or in facilities such as; foster homes, assisted living, skilled  nursing homes, or Alzheimer's residences.
  • In some instances care may be given in a hospital as one of the 4 levels of care, as explained below:
What are the 4 Levels of Care? Return to Top
  1. Routine Care is provided at the patient's residence (wherever the patient resides). Sometimes called Comfort Based Care we provide professionally trained pain specialists utilizing technologically advanced pain management.
  2. Respite Care is provided for a period of 5 days in a skilled nursing facility and is a periodic level designed to offer care givers time out from the rigors of patient care to address their own needs.
  3. Continuous Care is utilized during a time of crisis when the patient's care needs cannot be met without the assistance of a licensed hospice nurse. 
  4. General Inpatient Care is implemented when a pain crisis or medical emergency arises and the patient cannot be managed in their current residence.   
Who Pays for South Coast Hospice Care?   Return to Top
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies have a hospice benefit which pays 100% of the cost of care.
  • No one is turned away because of the inability to pay.
  • We are a non-profit program.  Some of our funding comes from our Thrift Store.  Some of the monies raised from the Thrift Store help us pay for those individuals without funds or insurance.   For more information about our Thrift Store Click Here
When is the right time and when should the decision be made and who should make it? Return to Top
At any time during a life-limiting illness, it's appropriate to discuss all of a patients care options, including hospice.  By law the decision belongs to the patient.  Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping aggressive efforts to "beat" the disease.  Our Hospice team members are highly sensitive to these concerns and are always available to discuss them with the patient and family.


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