Each Aria Hospice patient receives services based on his or her individualized Plan Of Care as developed by the hospice team, the patient and the patients family.
All Aria Hospice patients have access 24 hours a day to an on-call nurse, as well as regular visits from the hospice team during working hours. Visits to a patient after regular working hours are also part of the plan of care when necessary.
The physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, all work together to effectively manage symptoms of a patient’s illness. Chaplains and social workers are also available if so desired by the patent and family to address emotional and spiritual needs. The Aria Hospice team will always endeavor to understand the patients goals for living in this phase of his or her life.
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.
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.
“They treated my family member with a lot of love.”
“Finally someone who understands and listens to a family’s needs and concerns. Thank you for your light when my family was in darkness.”
“I just want to say to Imperial County that Aria Hospice cared for my uncle and grandpa for all their needs. They were always on time and were very responsive. I can’t thank the nurses enough for the care provided and the office staff for always accomplishing our needs – thank you very much.”
“I would strongly recommend this place. They help me all the way and are very responsible for what they do. Always provided what we need and always in time they know what to do thank god you guys exist keep all I he good work a special thanks to Josephina she definitely understands and knows what we need – thank you so much may god bless you always.”