The Coast News Group

Grant to hospice buys new facility

CARLSBAD — Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) received a $1,065,000 Community Development Block Grant from the city of Carlsbad for the purchase of a six-bedroom Hospice House residential facility in Carlsbad. The residence will be the first such facility in North County.Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall said, “Hospice of the North Coast has demonstrated its commitment to serving terminally ill clients, their families and the community since 1980. The city of Carlsbad is pleased to partner with this worthy, Carlsbad-based organization to offer a welcome home for people to die in peace and comfort.”

The nearly 4,500-square-foot property, on almost three-quarters of an acre, was designed and built in 2003 as a residential care facility for the elderly, making it an ideal acquisition for HNC. The turnkey nature of the project brings significant cost efficiency; no structural modifications will be required for start-up.

HNC will provide all levels of hospice care within the residential setting, with an emphasis on those with the highest level of need. Patients can depend upon a medical team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual providers and integrative therapists. Clients will be accepted based on a physician order and based on Medicare regulations regarding appropriateness for hospice.

More information about HNC’s Hospice House will be forthcoming as the project moves forward. For details, contact Executive Director Nerice Kaufman at

Nonprofit Hospice of the North Coast was established in 1980 to fill the need for comprehensive, compassionate hospice care in North County San Diego.