Hospice and Palliative
Hospice is not a place; it’s a philosophy of compassionate care for a person with a life-limiting illness and their family. At Angeles Vista Hospice we focus on affirming life by treating the patient, not the disease, through a well-managed system of care. With pain and other symptoms under control, a person can enjoy the time they have left with the people they love. Hospice allows patients to live each day to the fullest, while finishing the business of their lives: financial, legal, emotional, and spiritual.
Palliative care is a kind of care for people who have serious illnesses. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life-not just in the body, but also in the mind and spirit.
Many people combine palliative care with other types of treatment.
Core End-Stage Indicators
* Physical Decline
* Weight Loss
* Multiple Co-morbidities
* Serum Albumin <2.5g/dl
* Dependence with most daily activities
* Failure to thrive
Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare and MediCal Part A and Medicaid for eligible patients with a prognosis of six months or less. The benefit covers all services, medications, and equipment related to the illness. Most major private insurers and HMO's also offer hospice coverage. All billing and paperwork related to the patient's illness will be handled by hospice. At any time a patient can choose to discontinue hospice care.
A Collective Approach
Angeles Vista Hospice Care is complete with a full range of services including medical, pharmaceutical, social and spiritual support.
Support and the assurance that patients and family members are not alone. Fear, loneliness, anxiety, worry and feelings of helplessness may send a family into despair; Angeles Vista Hospice can prevent or relieve some of that despair.
On-Call 24 Hours
Medical Social Worker
Massage Therapy For
Patient & Caregiver
Medical Equipment & Supplies
Angeles Vista Hospice
8501 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 336
Beverly Hills, Ca 90211
Toll Free: 877.812.2580
Angeles Vista Hospice is searching for committed volunteers who are dependable and want to make a difference in someone’s life. If you have an interest in volunteering please use the link below for more information and links to our Volunteer Questionnaire & Volunteer Application, submit forms via email or print out completed forms and fax to our Human Resource Department for review.
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