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What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a compassionate form of support focused on providing comfort, dignity, and quality of life for individuals facing serious illness or nearing the end of life. This specialized care approach prioritizes pain management and symptom relief, ensuring patients live their remaining time as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice care teams, consisting of healthcare professionals and volunteers, work closely with patients and their families to offer emotional support, spiritual resources, and assistance with practical needs. By focusing on the holistic well-being of the patient rather than on curing the illness, hospice care helps individuals and their loved ones navigate this challenging phase with grace and respect.

Routine Care

Our routine care services provide consistent, day-to-day support that is essential for maintaining the highest possible quality of life for our patients. This foundational level of care is designed to manage ongoing health needs, ensuring that individuals receive the medical attention, personal assistance, and emotional support they require on a regular basis. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals works closely with patients and their families to develop and implement personalized care plans that encompass everything from medication management and physical therapy to personal care and nutritional guidance. By offering routine care, we aim to foster a stable, comfortable environment where patients can thrive, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their health and well-being are being attentively monitored and supported. Choosing our routine care services means prioritizing consistent, comprehensive care tailored to meet the everyday needs of you or your loved one.

Continuous Home Care

Our continuous home care service is designed for times when patients require round-the-clock support due to more intense care needs. This level of care is particularly suited for managing acute symptoms that require close monitoring or during times of crisis, ensuring that patients can remain in the comfort of their own homes. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including nurses and health aides, provide uninterrupted care, focusing on symptom management, pain relief, and providing emotional and practical support to both patients and their families. This continuous presence at home not only offers a sense of security and peace but also ensures immediate response to any changes in the patient's condition, allowing for timely adjustments to care plans. By choosing our continuous home care, you're selecting a service that prioritizes compassion, dignity, and respect, ensuring that complex care needs are met with the highest standards of professionalism and empathy.

General Inpatient Care

Our general inpatient care service is designed for patients who require a more intensive level of care that cannot be adequately provided at home. This service is typically for those experiencing acute medical symptoms or complications that necessitate close monitoring and specialized interventions. Our inpatient care facilities are equipped with the latest medical technology and staffed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care. This team includes doctors, nurses, therapists, and support staff, all working together to manage pain, address symptoms, and provide emotional and psychological support to both patients and their families. The focus is on stabilizing the patient's condition, alleviating discomfort, and ensuring the best possible quality of life under the circumstances. Choosing our general inpatient care means entrusting your or your loved one's care to a team committed to excellence, empathy, and respect in a supportive and caring environment.

Respite Care

Our respite care service offers a temporary reprieve for caregivers, providing them with the opportunity to take a well-deserved break while ensuring that their loved ones continue to receive high-quality care in their absence. Understanding the physical and emotional demands of caregiving, our respite care is designed to seamlessly step in, offering peace of mind to families that their loved one's needs are being met with compassion and professionalism. This service can be provided in various settings, including the patient's home, a specialized facility, or a healthcare institution, depending on individual needs and preferences. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals takes over the caregiving responsibilities, allowing families to rest, recharge, or attend to other matters with the assurance that their loved one is in good hands. By choosing our respite care services, you're not only supporting the well-being of the caregiver but also ensuring continuous, uninterrupted care for the patient, all within a framework of respect, dignity, and empathy.

Hospice Care Team

A hospice care team is a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to individuals nearing the end of life. This team typically includes physicians who oversee medical care and manage symptoms, nurses who provide direct patient care and educate families on how to care for their loved ones, social workers who offer emotional support and help navigate end-of-life planning, and spiritual counselors who address spiritual or religious needs and concerns. Additionally, hospice care often incorporates the expertise of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to enhance comfort and quality of life, along with trained volunteers who offer companionship, respite for caregivers, and practical support for families. This collaborative approach ensures that all aspects of a patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are addressed, offering a support system not only to the patient but also to their loved ones during this challenging time.

Where is Hospice Service Provided?

Hospice services are designed to be flexible and accessible, offering care in a variety of settings to best meet the needs of the patient and their family. Most commonly, hospice care is provided in the patient's home, allowing individuals to remain in a familiar and comfortable environment surrounded by loved ones. However, hospice services can also be delivered in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice centers, and hospitals. This adaptability ensures that regardless of where a patient resides, they can receive the compassionate care and support they need during the end stages of life. The goal is to ensure that patients are comfortable, pain is managed, and emotional and spiritual support is provided, no matter the setting. This approach allows hospice care to be a supportive and flexible resource for families facing the challenges of end-of-life care.


Eligibility for hospice care is typically determined by a physician's certification that an individual is facing a life-limiting illness, with a prognosis of six months or less if the disease follows its expected course. This assessment is based on specific medical criteria related to the patient's primary diagnosis. Hospice care is appropriate for patients of any age who have made a decision to focus on comfort care rather than curative treatments, and it can be accessed for a wide range of terminal conditions including, but not limited to, cancer, advanced heart disease, lung disease, kidney failure, and neurodegenerative diseases like advanced Alzheimer's or ALS. The evaluation process involves a comprehensive review of the patient's medical history, current physical symptoms, and overall health status to ensure that hospice care aligns with their needs and wishes. Once eligible, patients can receive the full spectrum of hospice services, designed to support both them and their families through the end-of-life journey.

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Contact Information

Hospice of Grace & Palliative Care is based out of Arcadia, California and serves all of Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.

351 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA 91006

Phone # (818) 418-1213

Fax # (818) 553-6656