Need a Compassionate Guide to Help You Understand Your Options?
San Diego hospice patients need to know their options.
If you’re unclear about your next steps and need someone to talk to, we’re just a phone call away. We’ve travelled this path many times and understand how frustrating and unsupportive our healthcare system can be when facing serious healthcare challenges.
You no longer have to be frustrated by medical providers that avoid difficult conversations or just direct you to other resources that are unhelpful.
We invite you to get another perspective, uncover new resources, and explore a wide variety of end-of-life options you may not be aware of. We’re easy to talk to and there’s no pressure to make any decisions.
Wherever you are, be it Encinitas, San Diego, Mission Beach, Rancho Bernardo or anywhere in Southern California, our approach honors your wishes, supports and informs you and your family, and gives you the dignity of choice.
If you are looking for a compassionate, yet frank and honest discussion about your current circumstances and what to anticipate in your future, please contact us.
We’re here to help.
- Call to schedule a complimentary phone consultation: 858-925-7554
- Email us your questions – click here.
With our Advance Life Care Planning Program, you can be at peace knowing that you have been heard, have explored all of your options, and understand the potential impact of any path you choose on your health journey. We all needed help coming into this world, and someday we will all need help leaving it in the most peaceful and dignified way possible. With Integrated MD Care, you are never alone.
We will walk with you, partner with you, advocate for you and navigate you through the healthcare maze. It’s your life and you deserve to have the right information and the most compassionate support available.
Why You Should Call Us Today
You’ve likely never been through this before but we’ve traveled this path many times. We’ve helped many people in the San Diego area learn about their options, make decisions that honor that unique nature, and ultimately transition with minimal or no pain and suffering.
This is an uncomfortable topic and a bit of a foreign language to most people, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help you and your family. When you fill out the form on this page or call our office, we’ll schedule a no-obligation phone consultation that will help you understand your options.
“How do I know that my wishes will be understood by others?”
One of the biggest concerns many people have when considering some of these options is, “How do I know that my wishes will be understood and honored by others?”
With proper planning and support, your individual needs and wishes can be understood and honored by your loved ones and medical team through every stage of your life. This requires some very sensitive conversations, proper documentation, and ongoing communication. This is our expertise.
We visit homes anywhere in San Diego County and our work involves fostering deep connections with patients and families at any stage of life or illness. We understand where the gaps are and can help you avoid them. Even in the face of a life-limiting or terminal illness, we make sure our patients’ lives are as rich and fulfilling as possible as they navigate these unfamiliar waters.
Advance Life Care Planning Services
- Evaluation – Thorough evaluation of your current circumstances (included)
- Values & goals discussion – Discussion of values, goals, resources, needs, and wishes (included)
- Documentation review – Review of existing documentation, including advance health care directive, health care agent, etc. (included)
- Alignment check – Revision of documentation to ensure alignment with your stated goals and wishes (included)
- Facilitation – Facilitation of conversations with loved ones and Health Care Agent(s) (available)
- Continuous collaboration – Discuss and coordinate with other care providers (available)
- Ongoing access – Ongoing access to Integrated MD Care team (available)
- Integrative therapies – Introduction of healing and soothing integrative therapies such as physical therapy, massage therapy, music therapy, acupuncture, and more (available)
- Exceptional communication – Frequent, clear, timely
Because we are not an insurance-based model there are no restrictions, limitations or qualifications to interfere with our commitment to you and your loved ones.
What Is Advance Life Care Planning
Like we said above, death with dignity, medical aid in dying (MAID), and end-of-life care are terms to understand and not fear. Knowledge reduces fear. Integrated MD Care’s Advance Life Care Planning offers you the ability to thoroughly understand your options, regain control, and maintain comfort and peace for you and your family.
The first step is having a conversation to assess and address a broad spectrum of potential healthcare needs.
“Knowledge reduces fear.”
Creating your Advance Life Care Plan sets you up for a successful lifestyle by paying attention to your physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs. We are familiar with both traditional and holistic healthcare approaches that can give you and your family a sense of comfort, safety, and confidence as you navigate your health journey.
No matter what stage of aging or illness you’re in, remember that you’re never alone. We’ll work together to find what matters most to you. We see every patient as unique and we are very passionate about honoring your wishes. We also understand the stress this can place on one’s family.
We take care to include family and loved ones as much as possible. It’s our mission to make your journey as safe, comfortable, and peaceful as possible. Let’s begin the conversation.