15456 Ventura Blvd #203
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Office: (213) 234-5535
Agapé Hospice & Palliative Care not only provides skilled pain management for the patient, but also emotional support, spiritual care, and grief support for family members following the death of a loved one. Hospice cares for the person, not the disease while reaffirming life, and focusing on dignity, comfort and quality to the remaining months, weeks, and days. Hospice neither hastens nor slows the natural progression of life.
Hospice is a team of health professionals caring for the patient and relieving anxiety for the caregiver/family. Our hospice nurses are skilled in pain and symptom management. Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care based on a whole person concept of living and dying. It is a unique health care approach in which the patient and family, not the disease, are the focus.
Hospice care takes place in the patient’s home or in a home-like setting, and believes the quality of life to be as important as length of life. Hospice care addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, while also assisting the patients loves ones before and after the patient's eventual transition.
Hospice surrounds the patient and family with a layer of comfort and support. Agapé Hospice & Palliative Care brings a dedicated team of professionals from a variety of disciplines: Doctors, nurses, spiritual counselors, social workers and volunteers. Our team is skilled and experienced in assisting the patient and family through the transition from curative care to comfort care.
Previous research has found that many people with terminal illness have special needs that previously were not being met by conventional treatments. Hospice focuses on caring that assists a person nearing the end of life, and assisting both the patient and family through this transition.
Its purpose is to improve the quality of life by concentrating on providing comfort care for the patient, rather than attempting to treat the underlying terminal disease. At this point, no active or curative therapies are undertaken. Patients are then allowed the opportunity to transition with less pain, and with as much independence, dignity and respect as their disease will allow.
The benefit of hospice is that it allows the patient and family to stay together in the comfort of their own home or facility. Agapé Hospice & Palliative Care’s vision is to help people leave this world peacefully, comfortably, and surrounded by people who care.
“Agape Hospice and Palliative Care does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age or sex (including gender identity) in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, and in staff and employee assignments to patients, whether carried out by Agape Hospice and Palliative Care directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Agape Hospice and Palliative Care arranges to carry out its programs and activities.”
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