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Myths and Realities

Posted On: December 15th, 2017

Myth: Hospice is a place.
Reality: Hospice care usually takes place in the comfort of an individual’s home, but can be provided in any environment in which a person lives, including a nursing home, assisted living facility, or residential care facility.


Do I Have to Leave My Home?

Posted On: December 14th, 2017

Hospice is a service, not a place, meaning you DO NOT have to leave your place of residence or relocate a loved one to a new environment. Hospice of the South Coast collaborates with individuals and families to create a

How Much Does It Cost?

Posted On: December 12th, 2017

With healthcare costs rising, many of our patients and their families wonder how they’ll pay for end-of-life care. You can rest easy knowing that Hospice of the South Coast does not charge any fees to our patients or their families

Why Hospice of the South Coast?

Posted On: December 11th, 2017

Personal Experiences

Being a geriatrician involved with multiple hospice agencies, when it came to my mother’s need for hospice care my family and I selected HOTSC.  We were truly impressed by their highly customized care.

 I was truly touched by the care

When Is It Time for Hospice?

Posted On: December 10th, 2017

Is it time for hospice? Ten questions could help determine if hospice is the answer.

If four or more of these apply, hospice may be the best answer.

Physician has given a limited life expectancy (six months or less)?
Several hospitalizations

The Hospice Care Team

Posted On: December 10th, 2017

Specialized Services are Tailored to Fit Your Needs

May continue to actively participate in the patient’s care including writing orders, consulting with the hospice team and overseeing the plan of care for the duration of treatment.

Offer their

The Hospice Time Frame

Posted On: December 10th, 2017

How Long is Hospice Care Available?

Many believe that signing up for hospice care is a sure sign of imminent passing, but in fact the course of a terminal illness may run for months.

At Hospice of the South Coast, our focus is not

What Does Hospice Care Involve?

Posted On: December 10th, 2017

An individualized plan of care tailored to the full spectrum of needs for our patients and their families is the foundation of our hospice service.

Each patient we serve is faced with unique circumstances associated with end-of-life care. Hospice of the South


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