Faith & Hope Hospice and Palliative Care seeks to be the premier provider of hospice, palliative, and bereavement care in Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for people facing life-limiting and terminal illness, the people important to them, and our community at large by utilizing an interdisciplinary, holistic approach.
We achieve our goal through our Circle of Care:
- Dignity & Compassion
We strive to provide the highest quality hospice and palliative care. To ensure we achieve this goal, we’ve obtained numerous certifications above the standard requirements. These certifications show that Faith and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care meets the highest standards of professional practice with objective validation of our expertise in hospice and palliative care. Our license and certifications include,
- Licensed by Medicare & Medi-Cal
- Joint Commission Accreditation for both our hospice and palliative care programs
- We Honor Veterans, Level 1 Certified
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization members
Our staff hold some of the highest certifications in their fields as well, including:
- Board Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Physician
- Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
- Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Worker Certification
- Certified Thanatologist
- and other staff are actively working towards certification in their disciplines as well.
We fully embrace Dame Cicely Saunders, grandmother to the modern hospice movement, when she said, “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
We recognize a person’s right to self-determination, to make decisions for themselves. We see it as our duty to be ready, qualified and educated to provide any/all end of life care options available, and to treat each person with the compassion deserved at this difficult time of life.
Because we serve our patients and their families, it is important to understand who their family is. Families are more diverse and complex than years past. We support not only biological and married relatives, but anyone the patient considers family or anyone important to them.
Education is vital. By educating our staff we are better able to provide quality care and educating the community helps them access the services that will most benefit them. We provide a comprehensive orientation for new employees, provide peer mentors, and offer frequent in-service trainings. We also encourage ongoing professional education via books, videos, classes, and conferences.
We offer specialized training sessions to the staff at assisted living and skilled nursing facilities where some of our patients live. That helps their staff provide the specialized care that benefits our patients and engenders a sense of competence for those providing care. Additionally, we offer trainings to the community at large, like self-care and mindfulness meditation workshops, and info sessions about hospice & palliative care, advance care planning and more. We are available for group training sessions, presentations, and written and online materials. Call us for more details 818-559-1460
Facing life-limiting and terminal illnesses, as well as grief, are difficult and often sad. There is room for joy, though. Managing symptoms, addressing patient and family goals, and improving quality of life allows joy to exist even in the most challenging of times.
Joy can come in many forms, from the engaging personality of staff members to patients going through family photo albums and telling family stories. We also help reduce symptoms so that our patients engage in activities that are really important, like teaching a grandchild how to make the perfect eggplant parmesan or finish writing that novel that’s been a lifelong goal. We also offer music therapy and pet therapy that bring a joy of their own.
Faith and Hope Hospice and Palliative Care is involved and engaged with our community. We achieve this by partnering with other agencies that are making a difference in our community. For example, we host annual food drives to support local non-profits and an annual toy drive for children facing life-limiting illness. We also work with the Dream Foundation, an organization that serves terminally ill patients and their families by making their life-long dreams come true.
Our volunteer program seeks to connect those who want to serve with people who need it the most. We have a wide range of opportunities including helping the staff at the office or direct care to our patients and families. As a volunteer for Faith and Hope Hospice, you can help provide inspiration, comfort, and closure to terminally ill individuals and their loved ones, and provide support to the hospice team which will allow them to provide even better care.
We also tailor our care to the communities we serve by providing specialized bi-lingual & bi-cultural teams to support patients and families who speak different languages. We also have translators who can help us provide care to patients and families who speak a wide range of languages as well.
You can also find us engaging through our blog and on social media. We also publish Epilogue, a bimonthly bereavement newsletter. This is a free service we provide to our patients’ surviving family members and the community. You can download a copy here.