When quality and experience matter, Hospice of San Joaquin is there for you.  Living with advancing terminal or life-limiting illness is difficult, for patients and families alike, especially when there are more questions than answers. Pain and distressing symptoms along with the side effects of medications can trigger feelings of isolation, despair, and sadness.  Quality of life may become uncertain.  At Hospice of San Joaquin we provide comprehensive and compassionate medical care, to help patients concentrate on what is important now; and, to celebrate the rest of their lives with dignity and respect. We offer the following services:

Hospice Care — Hospice provides comprehensive and compassionate care, counseling and support with state-of-the-art pain control and symptom management.  The professional staff helps participants regain their sense of power and control over everyday choices and decisions.  Simultaneously, the patient’s family, significant others, and caregivers are supported to ensure best practices in quality care and support.

Residential Living Center — considered your “home away from home” for patients who require a higher level of care than the care which can be provided in the home setting. Our Residential Living Center offers 24-hour comfort care in spacious, private rooms.

Transitions — is a community program designed to provide palliative education, emotional support and community resource information to participants coping with a life-limiting or advancing chronic illness.  Daily routines may be changing, care giving responsibilities taxing and medical information confusing.  So many changes are taking place—numerous medical choices to consider and practical assistance arrangements to be made.  Where can you turn for information and support?  Transitions is there to help…. when you need it most!

Controlling Pain — Pain, according to the IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain), is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage; but can also be experienced as social, psychological, or spiritual pain.  Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he/she says it does.  When pain is not addressed, whether physical, social, psychological or spiritual, there can be no quality of life.