End of Life Care

End of life care has always been important and for that reason we have a comprehensive palliative care program. The staff at Hoag understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Realizing this, and anticipating the anxiety and fear you may experience while caring for your loved one, we have provided information to help you understand and respond to the symptoms indicative of impending death.

At Hoag, the focus is on preventing, treating, reducing or removing discomfort whenever and however it appears through careful attention to pain and symptom management.

The end of life process is unique to each person. We encourage you to use the guidelines on these End of Life pages to understand this process. The hospital staff is here to answer questions, provide support and assist you in any way possible.

Remember to pay attention to your own needs during this difficult time. Get plenty of rest, eat a well-balanced diet and exercise. Be aware of symptoms of stress and fatigue, such as headaches, nausea, heartburn or shortness of breath.

Please feel free to contact Hoag's Palliative CARES Team at 949-764-8585 for further assistance.