Skirball Hospice Services
Skirball Hospice serves patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area who choose to be with their loved ones when hospitalization or other medical interventions are no longer expected to cure their illness. Our skilled multidisciplinary team is accessible at all times to respond to difficulties and concerns enabling patients to maintain their care in familiar surroundings among their loved ones and pets. Since our beginnings at the Jewish Home in 2002, our mission has grown to address the comprehensive needs of both our patients in the last stages of life — and their families — with team support, proactive pain control, and symptom management.
Our three major areas of service are:
Hospice Care for a Life-Threatening Illness
Skirball Hospice brings well-recognized expertise and compassion to residents of community care homes, nursing facilities, comforting patients at risk of a decline in their condition and supporting their families and caregivers.
Palliative Care for Pain and Symptom Management
Palliative care is a specialized medical approach to optimize quality of life by anticipating or preventing and treating pain and suffering. Like hospice, palliative care is provided by a team of professionals who treat the patient and family, addressing their medical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. For individuals with complex medical conditions, our interdisciplinary team coordinates care delivery with your physician to reduce pain and manage symptoms.
Counseling and Bereavement Support
From the first contact or inquiry, our dedicated staff offers compassion and assistance to respond to families' concerns. A response team is available to meet with you in your home, or at a hospital or facility. Our purpose is to help you make an informed decision, address any immediate difficulties, and expedite hospice care if we have consent from you and your doctor to proceed. We respond to calls for hospice admissions nights and weekends as well, and are available if a sudden change in condition or crisis occurs.