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Palliative & Hospice Care

Hospice care is focused on keeping a patient with a terminal illness as comfortable as possible. At HouseCall MD in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles, California, Shahriar Jarchi, MD, and the team offer compassionate hospice care, as well as palliative care to manage chronic health conditions. Find out more about hospice care at HouseCall MD by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Palliative & Hospice Care Q & A

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is one of the compassionate services available at HouseCall MD. With hospice care, the team provides care and comfort for those patients reaching the end of life.

Patients with a terminal illness may decide they no longer want to receive treatments to slow down or stop the progression of their disease. When patients make these decisions, they may benefit from hospice care.

HouseCall MD is an internal medicine practice that specializes in geriatric care, providing medical services for people 65 and older. The practice’s mission is to bring patients the health care they need where they need it, whether at home or in a facility. 

When it comes to care, HouseCall MD puts patient needs above all else. 

What happens during hospice care?

HouseCall MD takes an individualized approach to care, knowing no single care plan works for all. When it comes to hospice care, the team focuses on keeping the patient comfortable, while supporting the needs of the family.

Your hospice care team at HouseCall MD may include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Counselors
  • Home health aide

These health professionals provide medical treatments and care that keep the patient as comfortable as possible. They also offer support to the patient’s family; this may include counseling, as well as house cleaning and grocery shopping.

What is palliative care?

HouseCall MD also provides palliative care for patients living with serious chronic health conditions such as heart disease or cancer. With palliative care, the team provides patients with the treatments they need to manage their disease and ease their symptoms.

The goal of palliative care is to enhance quality of life and help patients make informed decisions about their care.

HouseCall MD provides capacity assessments to ensure patients are capable of making their own health care decisions. 

Providers also spend time talking to patients and their families, explaining health conditions and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner. This allows patients to better understand their health problems so they can pursue medical care that best meets their goals. 

Palliative and hospice care ensure you or your loved one remains comfortable when struggling with a chronic health issue. For compassionate, patient-centered care, call HouseCall MD or schedule an appointment online today.