The dedicated staff at Skirball Hospice offers you and your family compassionate assistance from the very first contact. Our response team is available to meet with you in your home or at a hospital or facility to help you make an informed decision, address any immediate difficulties, and expedite hospice care.
Supportive counseling is integral to the hospice program. Families receive ongoing counseling throughout hospice and additional bereavement support for 13 months following your loved ones passing. We strive to ensure your comfort and peace of mind, minimizing your stress and serving as a vital resource for your family as they prepare for the eventual passing.
At Skirball Hospice our bereavement staff is trained and experienced in the areas of counseling, chaplaincy, spirituality, end-of-life, grief, and loss. We are here to walk with you on the path of grief; the counseling and support we provide is included in the hospice program.
Our bereavement support includes ongoing planned contacts with the family through visits, telephone calls, letters, an annual memorial service, and referrals to community resources, such as support groups. All participants in the bereavement program receive a comprehensive series of mailings on a monthly basis to help reflect on their loss and assist with the grief and recovery process. Our support continues for 13 months to cover an entire cycle of holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries, helping family members maintain or regain their prior level of well-being.