Skirball Hospice

A Program of the Los Angeles Jewish Home Providing Hospice and Palliative Care

Call 877.774.3040

Hospice Care for a Life-Limiting Illness

Program Description

Skirball Hospice patients and families receive these services:

  • Full team of professionals responsive to patient and family needs at all times, including nights and weekends
  • Case management services related to the life-limiting diagnosis
  • State-of-the-art pain control and symptom management
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • 24-hour availability to respond to a change in condition
  • Bathing and personal hygiene visits
  • Durable medical equipment, such as hospital beds, walkers and oxygen
  • Diagnosis-related drugs that maintain comfort or alleviate symptoms
  • When needed, extended nursing visits at home to manage short periods of medical crisis
  • Short-term respite placement for caregiver relief, when indicated
  • Support visits and assistance, day or night, when a patient expires

Your Hospice Team

Your Skirball Hospice interdisciplinary team of professionals partners with your own physician to care for you at home:

  • Hospice physicians for consultation and supervision of your plan of care
  • Licensed nurses who are highly skilled in pain management, symptom control, and supportive care
  • Social workers to relieve the emotional pain and stress of patients and families, address financial concerns, and assist with resources for attendant needs and final arrangements
  • Spiritual counselors who offer guidance and support to patients, families, and loved ones
  • Registered dietitian to assess nutritional needs and to provide education and advice
  • Volunteers who provide companionship, respite, and support
  • Certified home health aides for personal care visits
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy consultation and instruction when needed for safety or symptom relief
  • Bereavement counselors to provide grief support to our hospice families, caregivers, and loved ones
The Los Angeles Jewish Home