Hospice of the South Coast is able to provide inpatient and respite hospice care in various facilities throughout San Diego county. Inpatient hospice care is best suited for individuals with a symptom that cannot be managed in his/her routine home environment. These symptoms can range from pain, shortness of breath, and anxiety. Inpatient hospice care allows for the patient to be monitored by skilled professionals 24 hours a day until the symptom is resolved. Inpatient Hospice Care is coordinated between the hospice and the hospital to ensure any needed transitions of care are handled smoothly with as little disruption as possible to the patient as family. Inpatient hospice care is not intended to be a long term service, but rather a specific level of care to ensure as much comfort and dignity for the patient as possible.