What We Do

Our multidisciplinary team comprises a doctor, a nurse, a medical social worker, a social work assistant and trained volunteers who offer support and care at no charge, based on their areas of expertise and the particular needs of patients and their families. Also available are the services of a Triage Nurse, a Spiritual Care Counsellor, Physical Therapist, an Advance Practice Nurse and a hospice aide.

Sunrise Hospice Care provides an after-office-hours patient care helpline to patients and caregivers.

If you need to consult for admission of a new patient or discuss about a patient already of Sunrise Hospice Care, please don't hesitate to call us at (408) 766-7720 (we are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week)..

Hospice Concept

  • Hospice provides holistic care - treating the mind, body and spirit of those persons nearing the end of life's journey.
  • Hospice team members will provide support and assist you in making decisions about how and where you want to spend the rest of your life.
  • Hospice provides palliative care so you no longer have to endure treatments and procedures.
  • Hospice provides support to family and friends as they travel the journey with their loved one.
  • Hospice treats you, not the disease. The focus is on care, not cure. A team of hospice professionals and volunteers addresses your and your family's medical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
  • Hospice services are extended to your family, with your authorization. You and your family are included in the decision making process

Anyone can refer a patient to hospice. Admission will include communication with the physician to determine medical eligibility.

Qualifying patents are those:

With a life expectancy of 6 months or less if the illness runs its normal course.

Who desire palliative treatment?

Who desire a hospice team to administer care at place of residence?

During admission, our nurse will visit you and/or your family to discuss hospice services, assess your immediate needs and collaborate to formulate a plan of care that you approve.