6047 Tampa Ave #209
Tarzana, CA 91356

What Is Hospice

“You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can , not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” — Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the first modern hospice

What is Hospice?

Hospice care is a special kind of care that focuses on the quality of life for people and their caregivers who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.

The hospice philosophy accepts death as the final stage of life: it affirms life, but does not try to hasten or postpone death. Hospice care treats the person and symptoms of the disease, rather than treating the disease itself. At Saint Iness, we work together to manage symptoms so that a person’s last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones.

What does hospice care provide?

At Saint Iness Hospice, we provide:

  • Supportive living environment
  • 24/7 nursing care
  • Physician services
  • Social Workers
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Manage of terminal illness
  • Medication, medical supplies
  • Educational opportunities
  • Counseling services
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal
  • Private Insurances/HMO
  • Routine home care
  • Continuous care
  • Respite program

Hospice should be considered when: