Continuous Hospice Care

Aria Hospice has the capacity to provide continuous care, around-the-clock licensed nursing care for a hospice patient who has uncontrolled symptoms or when that the patient’s family and caregivers are unable to manage those symptoms themselves.

The Aria Hospice nursing team is well trained to provide continuous care during periods of acute physical or emotional crisis for patients residing at home, and requiring primarily nursing care for symptoms of palliation or management of acute medical and emotional symptoms.

continuous care for hospice patients in san diego and imperial counties

Aria Hospice is ready to provide continuous care in situations where the patient has acute or sudden onset off the following symptoms:

  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Severe respiratory distress
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Intractable vomiting/nausea
  • Severe dysfunctional/unmanageable behaviors
  • Seizures
  • Acute distress in the actively dying phase
  • Complex wound care

Aria Hospice’s continuous care team consists of the following professional staff:

  • A Registered Nurse must initiate the continuous care by providing a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s condition and developing a holistic plan of care which will be followed by the rest of the team.
  • The continuous care team will consist of Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses as well as the Hospice Aides who will provide the nursing care, a social worker and spiritual care will be available to assist the patient and family/caregivers at a moment’s notice.
  • A minimum of eight hours of care must be provided during a 24-hour day, which begins and ends at midnight.
  • Homemakers and home health aide services may be provided to supplement the nursing care while the patient is under continuous care.

Continuous Care for hospice patients is offered only during periods of “crisis” in order to maintain a patient in their home in stead of being admitted to an inpatient care facility.

Continuous Care provides an advanced level of care in the patients own home, with the Aria team in attendance.

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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.