Give your loved ones the care they deserve.

Our goal is to provide comfort and peace to you and your families wherever you call home. We are here to provide compassionate care to our patients and families. At Comfort & Peace, Hospice is not about giving up. It’s about managing the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual symptoms caused by life-limiting illness.

For those with a life-limiting illness, the final days of their life journey can be difficult. Comfort is among the most important things for those reaching the end of their life. Whether a patient decides to no longer receive treatment or treatment isn’t available, quality of life becomes the priority.

If a loved one or you are reaching the end and are looking for a higher level of care, hospice is the perfect solution. When looking for the right hospice care provider, look no further than Comfort & Peace Hospice. Our stellar reputation is built around providing only the highest level of care for patients with terminal illnesses. It is our mission to ensure patients receive the dignity and high quality of life they deserve when reaching the end.

What is the best Hospice in San Diego, CA?

Hospice care is a type of health care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient at the end of their life. Hospice care may be right for you or your loved one when living with a life-limiting illness that has a six-month life expectancy (if the disease runs its normal course).

Why San Diego Hospice Care?

The end-of-life journey can seem grim for patients. San Diego Hospice care helps to ease the burden of the final stages of life for patients. The focus is on comfort and joy. Hospice care provides patients with the level of care they need to live their final days in peace. It also allows primary caregivers the opportunity to rest and enjoy the time they have left with their loved ones.

Proper hospice care is customized to meet the particular needs of the patient with a life-limiting illness. No two patients are the same. Everyone approaches the end in a different way. Comfort & Peace understands this, and that’s why we focus on meeting the emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual needs of our patients. We provide only the best end-of-life care, and our caregivers do everything in their power to provide optimal comfort for patients.

Whether a patient is visiting our facility or receiving at-home care, it is our goal to provide them with the care they need and deserve.

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Who is San Diego Hospice For?

Hospice care is for any patient with a life-limiting illness. While people often associate hospice care with cancer, patients with a variety of illnesses can be candidates for hospice care. Hospice care provides patients with life-limiting conditions the quality of life improvements they need and deserve. Comfort & Peace Hospice is able to provide patients suffering from a variety of different illnesses with the care they need. We understand the needs of our patients, and we work diligently to ensure the comfort and proper care of our patients in their final days.

In order to be approved for hospice care in San Diego, CA., a patient requires two physicians to certify that they have a terminal prognosis and are good candidates for hospice care. This means if the illness they are suffering from continues, they will pass away in around six months or less. With that said, if a patient lives past the six months they may still be a candidate for hospice care.

Some common conditions that patients suffer from that lead to the need for hospice care include: 

  •   Cancer
  •   Liver disease
  •   Heart disease
  •   Renal disease
  •   Dementia
  •   Pulmonary disease
  •   Stroke
  •   and others

If you feel that a loved one or you are a good candidate for hospice care, speak with a physician. They will help to determine if hospice care is the right form of care to meet your needs. Your physician may actually suggest hospice care before you even speak with them about it if they feel you are a good candidate.

One additional consideration when it comes to hospice care is your insurance coverage. You’ll need to discuss the level of coverage for hospice care with your insurance provider. You also may be met with limitations for Medicare. For more information about insurance coverage, please speak with our team at Comfort & Peace and contact your insurance provider.

What to Expect

There are four levels of hospice care. The level of care is highly determined by the patients’ conditions. The physician and hospice nurse authorize the changes in the level of care.

There’s no out-of-pocket expense, and all medications & equipment related to the terminal diagnosis are covered.

The four levels of hospice care are:

Routine Home Care

Routine home care is provided by compassionate hospice professionals in the San Diego area in the patient’s place of residence. The care is delivered by specially trained medical staff, spiritual and social work professionals, and volunteers. Assistance with pain management, skilled nursing care, and symptom management are provided. The interdisciplinary hospice team coordinates care with the patient and family.

Most patients, with the assistance of the hospice team, are able to remain in their place of residence, whether it is a private home, Assisted Living, or nursing home, for the duration of their illness. If the patient lives in an Assisted Living or Nursing Home, the care delivered is in addition to the normal nursing and caregiving care provided by the facility with no out-of-pocket cost to the patient and family. The care is coordinated by our interdisciplinary hospice team in collaboration with the facility staff, the patient, and the family.

We will collaborate with your primary caregivers to ensure the patient and family are comfortable and at peace.

Continuous Care

If the patient’s symptoms are out of control, Continuous Care will be initiated. Continuous Care is provided by our hospice team for several hours a day, up to 24 hours a day, until the crisis is resolved. The hospice nurse will assist in determining when continuous care is needed.

  • Continuous Care is initiated when symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and respiratory distress are out of control, and bedside support is necessary to control these symptoms.
  • We will be by your side irrespective of how long it takes to keep you or your loved one comfortable.
  • Continuous Care gives a higher level of support without having to relocate to a facility.
  • Once the patient has stabilized, we return to Routine Care.

General InPatient Care

General InPatient Care is similar to Continuous Care. However, If the symptoms cannot be managed at home, we will care for the patient in a facility. During In-Patient Care, we assess the patient daily and cover room and board as long as the patient requires this level of symptom management.

Once stabilized, our team transitions your loved one back to a routine level of care.

Respite Care

Respite care is available to the primary caregivers and family in need of rest from caring for the patient. There are several local nursing facilities, as well as private respite homes, available for respite care. You or your loved one will be able to stay in one of our contracted facilities for up to five (5) days per benefit period, according to Medicare guidelines.

Respite Care is a short-term relief program designed to give the primary caregiver in need of rest an opportunity to tend to other concerns. Our team will relocate you or your loved one for up to 5 days, and we will cover room and board during this respite period. 

  • Families choose respite care to “catch up” on life or attend important events (e.g. high school graduation, church events)
  • Caregivers often depend on respite care to get rest and recharge with peace of mind that their loved one is in good hands.
  • At the end of Respite Care, the patient is transferred to Routine Care in their place of residence.

What to Look for in the Right Hospice San Diego Care Provider

When looking for the best hospice care provider, there are a few things you’ll want to consider: 

  • Transition. The transition phase of hospice can be difficult for some patients. There are a lot of changes to adjust to. Comfort & Peace makes the transition period as seamless and stress-free as possible. We ensure the comfort of our patients every step of the way.
  • Frequency. For some patients, frequent visits are necessary. Comfort & Peace provides patients with the frequency of visits that they need for optimal comfort and ease.
  • Quick Response Time. A swift response time when a patient is in need is important. Comfort & Peace ensure a quick response time when care is needed.
  • A Strong Staff. There are a lot of hospice companies. Part of what sets Comfort & Peace apart is our excellent staff. The professionals at Comfort & Peace are experts in their field, and our patient ratio is low. This allows our care providers to focus on the comfort and happiness of the patients in their care.
  • Excellent Customer Service. From your initial call to Comfort & Peace to the services you receive, you will experience excellent customer service every step of the way. Comfort & Peace offers a customer-centered approach. You are our top priority!
  • On-Call Services. Comfort & Peace is available when you need us. We offer on-call services for our patients. If an unplanned visit arises, our staff is available to provide you with the help you need when you need it the most.
  • Local Ownership. Comfort & Peace is locally owned. We care about our community and everyone in it.

What is Music Therapy?

There are a lot of benefits to music therapy. Comfort & Peace Hospice San Diego understands the importance of music in the healing process, so we provide our patients with excellent music therapy services. Research has shown that music therapy has a positive impact on patients nearing the end of their life cycle.

There are a few different symptoms that music therapy can help with. These include: 

  • Pain
  • Respiratory distress
  • Anxiety and Agitation
  • Decrease brain function
  • Stress 
  • Grief
  • Depression 

Music therapy also helps with:

  • Mood enhancement
  • Communication and expression
  • Caregiver and family support
  • Legacy projects
  • Spiritual support
  • Family bonding

Music has a major impact on the brain. It is a multi-sensory experience, and it involves not only our ears but also our skin and eyes. Because of this, music has a strong impact on a patient’s cognitive, emotional, and even physical well-being.

We Honor the Military and Our Veterans

At Comfort & Peace Hospice, we are grateful to all our great military, our veterans, and their families for the sacrifice they make for our beloved country. Our Hospice San Diego is a proud member of the We Honor Veterans program. Our goal is to provide customized care that honors the individual and their service.

Some of our Veteran’s Care includes: 

  • Assessment of military service
  • Assistance with VA and other military benefits
  • Connection with VA services
  • Honor ceremonies and events
  • Providing counseling and care that deals with service-related memories or issues
  • Assisting with military funeral and memorial services

How Long Can Someone Stay in Hospice Care?

Patients generally are in hospice care for six months or less, but they are able to benefit from hospice care as long as they have a life-limiting illness. When that happens, insurance/Medicare may be a factor. If you are reaching the end of the 6 month period, speak with your insurance provider to see if hospice care can be extended.

The story of our logo

The white poppy petals represent peace – shaped like angel wings because that’s what our hospice employees are. Gold represents excellent care, quality customer service, and perfection in everything we do. The green olive branch means peace.

Providing Better Care

Our hospice in San Diego is a locally owned boutique-style hospice company, and we have earned the Gold Seal of approval by the Joint Commission.
We are committed to providing personalized and customized care as we believe every patient and family is different. 
Hospice is about living. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but rather we affirm life, emphasize dignity, and enhance the quality of the remainder of a person’s life.
What to Expect

Reach Out to Comfort & Peace Hospice Today!

Reaching the end can be difficult and scary. With hospice care, it is that much easier. Our hospice in San Diego focuses on meeting the physical, mental, and emotional needs of our patients. Our goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible and to reach the end in dignity.

Comfort & Peace also offers primary caregivers the opportunity to relax and get caught up on obligations they may have fallen behind on. You’ll know your loved one is being provided the best care possible when you choose Comfort & Peace as your hospice care provider.

If you have any questions about hospice care in San Diego, reach out to Comfort & Peace Hospice today. We look forward to speaking with you.