UNI CARE HOSPICE

“Exceptional care with personal compassion.”

UNI CARE HOSPICE is a family-oriented agency providing personalized patient care through our carefully selected exceptional teams. Our medical director and physicians are closely involved with our patients, their nurses, and their entire care team.

As a Uni Care patient or family member, you can expect the warmth and intimacy of a small hospice, with the focused skill and professionalism of a distinguished leader in health care.

Each member of your Hospice team will strive to give you the best possible quality of life wherever you call home. Our patients include those from every walk of life and with all kinds of illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, ALS, kidney disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. People with Alzheimer’s are usually referred to hospice when they are in the final stages of the illness, which can be very helpful to family members even if the person can no longer communicate.

Uni Care Hospice is a member of both the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the San Diego Hospice Veteran Partnership (SDHVP)

Depending on your unique situation, the Uni Care Hospice team may provide a combination of the following services:

  • Nursing care: Registered nurses monitor their symptoms and medication. They keep you and your family informed about your illness and plan of care. Your nurse is also an important link between you, your family, and the physician
  • Social Services: A social worker assesses your needs and provides emotional support to you and your family while acting as your advocate and ensuring you have access to the community resources you need.
  • Physician Services: Your doctor helps to develop the initial plan of care and collaborates with the hospice team. The hospice medical director is available as a consultant and resource to you, your physician, and your team
  • Spiritual Support and Counseling: A chaplain or spiritual care counselor is available to visit you, assess your spiritual needs, and provide spiritual support—which might include, but is not limited to, your religion or faith traditions. We are available to help you explore what death means to you, resolve “unfinished business,” say goodbye to loved ones, and perform a specific religious ceremony or ritual, if desired.
  • Hospice Aides. Hospice aides provide personal care such as bathing, shaving, and nail care. They may also be available for light housekeeping and meal preparation.
  • Trained Volunteers: Caring volunteers are an essential part of hospice. Their services can include companionship visits; helping to document life stories; supporting office staff, and other ways of facilitating your care
  • Bereavement Support: Our trained and compassionate grief professionals assist and support hospice families before and after a patient’s death. We help your family navigate the grief process through support groups, education/coaching, and individual or family counseling. We provide regular follow-up to our hospice families over the first 13 months following a patient’s death, and we are available for support, if needed, beyond the first year. We also provide on-site grief support services when tragic losses occur in our community’s schools, businesses, and faith communities.

For more information about UNI CARE HOSPICE services, please contact us at 760-566-3345.