Hospice care is the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Hospice care uses a team-oriented approach to expert care ?called an interdisciplinary team (IDT) approach. The IDT team addresses the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual "parts" which compose us all and addresses those issues causing patients and their families' pain. At its very center, is a belief we each have the right to live pain-free until the last day of our life, with our families receiving the necessary support allowing us to do so. Our "team" consists of the patient's Primary Care Physician, the hospice Medical Director, RN Case Managers, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Hospice Home Health Aides, Social Workers, Chaplains, and trained Volunteers. Through this interdisciplinary approach, we will: Provide an informational visit with a nurse prior to admission Manage the patient's pain and symptoms Provide necessary comfort medications, medical supplies, and equipment Assist the patient and family with the emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying Provide education for family and significant others on how to provide care for the patient Provide bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends. When a cure is no longer an option, Hospice of San Joaquin is there with quality hospice care allowing you to live life to the fullest. Hospice services include comprehensive and compassionate medical care, counseling and support with state-of-the-art pain control and symptom management. Our professional staff will help you regain your sense of power and control over everyday choices and decisions. Simultaneously, your family, significant other and caregivers are supported to ensure best practices in quality care and support.