Partnership Gives Hospice Care to Homeless
UT San Diego, Peggy Peattie, SAN DIEGO, CA, December 31, 2014 -
Silverado Hospice San Diego partners with the Alpha Project for the Homeless to provide end-of-life care to the homeless. In the article, the Hospice San Diego team shares their thoughts on the partnership:
"Patricia Devlin, Director of Family and Support Service with Silverado San Diego said she welcomed the opportunity to partner with Alpha Project. 'I don't think, in San Diego, the dying and ill homeless population is being addressed at all," Devlin said. "The hospice role is very important to us. We honor that client's self-determination, as long as it's legal and ethical… We believe the best way to treat the family and the patient is with a team, so you have a doctor, a nurse case manager, you have a social worker, a spiritual counselor, a home health aid and volunteers.'