What is Hospice?

From: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

What is a Hospice?

Hospice began as a volunteer-driven, grassroots movement in the US in the late 1970s. Today, hospice is an integral part of the healthcare landscape that cares for more than 1.5 million patients every year(NHPCO, 2011).

Death can be peaceful, beautiful, painless, and worry free. Just like how we plan life, we can also plan our death. We must come to terms to the fact that nobody lives forever, and when it's time to go, our bodies will tell us. 

A hospice provides a special service that would help ease you and your loved ones through that transition towards the final chapter of our lives, and just like a book or a movie, most people would hope for a good ending; a place of love, warmth, comfort, compassion, and dignity like a beautiful sunset. By employing our hospice services, you will make sure that you will not be alone in a very difficult period of your life and we would be there to see you and your family's needs throughout the time that you are alive and up to one year after your death.

Hospice:

  • Treats the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those they serve.

  • Provides care in the patient's home, or in a home-like setting.

  • Supports family and caregivers by offering counseling, training, and information.

  • Helps patients live pain-free and as comfortable as possible to ensure the best possible quality of life.

  • Provides supplies, medicines, and equipment needed to maintain quality of life.

  • Hospice offers choices and honors the wishes of the patient.

We are located at: 

22148 Sherman Way STE 200

Canoga Park, CA, 91303

Tel. (818) 610 - 7618

Cell: (818) 521-5860

Fax. (818) 610 - 7648

Email: gentlecarehospice@att.net

Office hours from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm



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