November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
At San Diego Hospice, our goal is to provide the best day of patient and family care, every day, to nearly 1,000 patients in San Diego and the North County. With the help of our 850 staff and nearly 800 volunteers, our vision is to transform hospice care and transform lives.
Hospice is focused on prevention and relief of suffering, pain and distressing symptoms as well as easing the stress and burden for patients and families that accompany life-limiting illnesses.
This month, as we recognize the importance of hospice care, and those who work in the fields of hospice and palliative care, you are invited to discover all the ways you can make a difference through learning more about hospice, supporting this vision or getting involved. You can find more information below and on the right sidebar. And, as always, you can call us 24/7 at 619-688-1600 to speak to a staff member about hospice.
Learn more about hospice and end-of-life care
Take a free tour of California's Only Specially-Licensed Hospice-Hospital
Explore our beautiful Inpatient Care Center in Hillcrest, located at 4311 Third Avenue in San Diego, to learn more about our hospice services and ask questions regarding end-of-life care. For more information, call Sherry Taylor-Englund at (619) 278-6297.
Watch our video highlighting the importance of hospice care:
View the video below and click on the "Video" link on the right sidebar for additional San Diego Hospice videos.
Request a free informational visit about hospice care
If you think you or your loved one may be appropriate for hospice care, a San Diego Hospice representative is available to provide a free information visit, answer your questions, and see if hospice is the best option for you and your family. To request services or receive more information, complete our online form  or call toll free (866) 688-1600.
Make a Commitment to Hospice During Hospice Month:
Volunteer:  By providing direct patient care or specialty services, such as haircuts or massage, as well as a variety of other volunteer roles, you can make a difference in patient and families' lives. Click here  to learn more.
Make a Gift:  Every gift that is donated to San Diego Hospice helps provide comfort to a patient or family member by supporting programs and services they rely on, such a grief and loss support. Consider including the San Diego Hospice Foundation in your trust or will, make our organization the beneficiary of your IRA, annuity, or life insurance plan or donate stock. We also offer a variety of opportunities to commemorate the lives of your loved ones. View more gift giving opportunities here .
Access grief and loss support:  If you, or someone you love, is grieving the death of a loved one, San Diego Hospice's Center for Grief Care and Education is here to help. Whether or not your loved one died with the benefit of hospice services, we have open support groups, specialty support groups and individual counseling available. Click here  for our support group schedule and more information.