About Hospice Care

Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide sensitivity and support for people in the final phase of a terminal illness and is based on a philosophy which embraces four significant concepts:

  • Hospice is life affirming; it offers us the choice to live as comfortable as possible in the comfort of ones own home. Hospice allows an individual to be in control of their own care when one can no longer benefit from curative treatment.
  • Patients, their families, and loved ones are the unit of care. We have learned that to effectively care for patients we cannot separate patients from their environment. That environment includes their homes, their families, and their friends.
  • Hospice recognizes death as both a spiritual and a physical experience. Psychological and spiritual pain is as significant as physical pain and deserves the same attention. Dying is a natural process of life. Hospice provides the dignity to live life on ones own terms and allows us to prepare to leave this earth in peace.
  • Bereavement care is critical to supporting surviving family members and friends. Aria Hospice support for the family continues for 13 months after the death of a loved one.
Providing Comfort and Support

Terminal diseases and life-limiting illnesses challenge many aspects of a person’s life. Providing comfort and support throughout the process is a key aspect of hospice care. Hospice care is a team effort. The patient’s family and loved ones are actively involved with the Aria Hospice interdisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, care professionals and volunteers. With help and support of Aria Hospice, our patients and families receive , emotional, and spiritual preparation during traumatic and challenging times.

 Why Choose Aria Hospice?

hospice care nurse with senior manWe are  devoted professionals, who work in hospice because we want to help people in their most trying times.  Additionally, we started 8 years ago on a mission to help patients with a special emphasis on the veteran population of San Diego and Imperial counties. We are here to help patients and loved ones make their final months, weeks, and days comfortable and meaningful. That heart and soul flows through our family-owned agency to this very day.

Aria Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death but relieves pain and physical discomfort so that the patient can experience a more peaceful and satisfying experience near the end of life.  We often hear from families that in retrospect, they believe they waited too long to take full advantage of all the benefits offered by hospice. For all of us at Aria Hospice, it has been a privilege to care for, and be welcomed into the home of  each patient and family on their individual journey.

We Listen. We Care. We Serve.

When you are faced with the challenge of finding a hospice provider to help care for the emotional and physical well being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about hospice care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision.

Aria Hospice operates hospice care programs throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California. We pride ourselves on being one of the areas leading providers of end-of-life care.


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Anyone diagnosed with a limited life expectancy can receive Aria Hospice care.

Once a physician certifies that an illness is terminal, (a life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the Aria Hospice team for services, tailored to the needs and wishes of the patient.

Many patients have cancer, but Aria Hospice cares for individuals with many other life-limiting illness, including heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Family and friends also receive the benefit of hospice care, to help them support the patient and adapt to changes in their lives.

Many people mistakenly believe that all hospice patients are bed-bound, critically ill, and unable to continue living life to the fullest. Hospice celebrates life and supports you in achieving your individual needs in this chapter of your life.

Contact our Admission Coordinator at Aria Hospice in San Diego County or Imperial County with any questions you may have about hospice care or eligibility.

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After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

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When a physician determines that there is no curative treatment for a particular illness, the treatment is not helping any longer or you decide that the side effects of treatment are too great, you may consider choosing comfort care as your ultimate goal.

Aggressive medical treatment focuses on curing the physical illness rather than satisfying the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. It often requires intensive care in a clinical setting that can diminish quality of life. Hospice care has the focus of comfort, by relieving pain and other symptoms, while continuing to address emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family.

Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but relieves pain and physical discomfort so that the patient can experience a more peaceful and satisfying quality of life. At Aria Hospice, care is designed to primarily take place in the home or place of residence. Many families tell us that they waited too long to take full advantage of all the benefits offered by hospice care.


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We are one of Southern California’s premier providers of end-of-life care. Click the button below to Request Information or call (619) 795-6010 to learn how hospice care can help.