Since our founding in 2012, Pleasantville Hospice has provided patients with compassionate care in the areas of palliative and in-home hospice services. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere, which alleviates unnecessary pain and suffering through the hummingbird approach. All our health professionals aim to provide care in such a manner as to maintain our space as a source of tranquility for our patients during these difficult times.
Here At Pleasantville Hospice
We understand that you have many options for hospice care within the Los Angeles County, and know that many questions need to be answered before placing your loved ones in our compassionate care.
Allow us to introduce ourselves: At Pleasantville Hospice, we prioritize the emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of the patient. As a Joint Commission Certified provider, we understand the importance of communication between our health professionals and our patients as this forms trust and a bond that is needed throughout this challenging process.
Since our founding in 2012, Pleasantville has been Los Angeles’s leading hospice providing patients with compassionate care in the areas of in hospice care and palliative services. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere, alleviating unnecessary pain and suffering through the hummingbird approach. Our health professionals aim to provide care in a manner aiming to maintain our space as a source of tranquility for our patients during these difficult times.
What is Hospice Care
Many people shy away from hospice care because they view it as “giving up” on their loved ones or ultimately themselves. In truth, hospice is about creating a space of peace and comfort. It’s about improving one’s quality of life. Studies show that choosing hospice treatment sooner may enhance and prolong life, providing the opportunity of creating more memories and living each moment to the fullest.
The goal of hospice care is to maximize a patients comfort and quality of life through pain management and symptom control. This may happen through medications, spiritual guidance, or simple companionship and compassion provided by our professional team or a volunteer sitting by your bedside and holding your hand.
What We Provide At Pleasantville Hospice
At Pleasantville Hospice we strive to go above and beyond for our patients and their families. Our services include palliative care, at home hospice care, therapy, and counseling, amongst other services. We have skilled nurses on standby 24/7 for your comfort and peace of mind. Here at Pleasantville, we strive to focus on maximizing the quality of life while providing comfort and support services, by managing medical conditions, educating our patients and their families about the coming process. At Pleasantville, we can fully customize treatment based on each of our patient’s individual needs.
Hospice Care Vs. Palliative Care
Here at Pleasantville Hospice, we offer both hospice care and palliative care to provide comfort at the beginning and end of your diagnosis and treatments. Both hospice and palliative care provide compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, which we strive to provide for each patient we encounter.
What Is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a component of hospice care but can be used as a separate area of medical practice while a patient is receiving treatment. Palliative care can be put into place while the patient is continuing active treatments throughout various phases of their condition. Meaning care can be given when the illness is diagnosed, throughout treatment, during follow-up, and at the end of life. Palliative care also treats emotional, social, practical, and spiritual problems. While receiving palliative care, patients can remain under the care of their regular provider and still receive treatment for their disease.
Hospice care is reserved for terminally ill patients when treatment is no longer used during the last six months of life, assuming the disease takes its normal course.
Palliative care is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances will pay for palliative care if the patient meets the criteria.
Hospice care is paid in full by the Medicare Hospice Benefit and Medicaid Hospice Benefit. Most insurances and the Veterans Administration also covers hospice services in full or with minimal co-pays.
Medicare Hospice Benefit
The Medicare Hospice Benefit will cover any care reasonable for easing the course of a terminal illness. The Medicare Hospice Benefit provides for:
- Physician and nurse practitioner services
- Nurse care
- Medical appliances and supplies
- Medicine for symptom management and pain relief
- Short-term inpatient and respite care
- A homemaker and home health aide services
- Social work service
- Hospice volunteers
- Bereavement services
At Pleasantville Hospice We Offer Community
Pleasantville Hospice is a small community treating our patients as uniquely as they are. Our team of compassionate helpers takes the time to get to know each patient to tailor our care with their expressed needs in mind. Pleasantville Hospice is located in Burbank, California, though we do offer in-home hospice care throughout the region of southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Kern County Ventura County. We understand the fragility and urgency in which patients need our services. Our hospice nurses are available at any time of the day to respond to your requests at your home. Distance should not be a barrier when receiving care.
Respite Care For Our Patients
At Pleasantville Hospice we understand the struggle of looking after a sick or disabled family member 24-hours of the day seven days a week. A break is needed from time to time to look after your own needs. We believe it takes a community and that’s where respite care can help. Respite care is a fancy name for giving a short-term break to the primary caregiver. Your break can be as long or as short as you need it, up to 5 days. Respite care can take place:
- In your home
- In residential centers offering overnight stays
In Home Hospice
We understand the importance of proper end-of-life care for our patients and their families. This is why we believe that in-home hospice is one of many great options for those in need.
An in-home hospice provides a comfortable, familiar setting for our patients. Whether at home or via our facility your loved one will receive the best expert care. Our skilled nurses have dedicated their careers to caring for terminally ill patients and the end of life transition.
In-house hospice also provides convenience for your loved ones. Traveling can become extremely difficult and unpleasant as your loved one nears the end of life. With in-home hospice care, all of the professionals your loved one needs come right to his or her bedside to provide the required compassionate care at this time.
We Believe in Mental and Physical Help
Many people envision nurses and aides providing physical care they think of checking vital signs, administering medication, and bathing patients. While those actions are essential, most people forget that hospice care also provides emotional, mental as well as physical support for the patient as a whole. Meaning at Pleasantville Hospice giving equal attention to the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients is as equally important as meeting their physical needs.
Emotional Care for Our Patients
Understandably, patients may suffer from depressions, anxiety, and anger about their situations. In addition to those emotions, patients may review their lives, and may find regrets over things they have said or done – or things they never got to say or do. These emotions can quickly diminish a patient’s quality of life. This is why we at Pleasantville Hospice provide social workers to offer emotional care – working with our patients, listening to their stories, and addressing their many concerns.
Bereavement is the process of grieving and letting go of a loved one who has died. Bereavement is the state of loss when someone close to you has died. A full and range of emotions may be experienced after a loss. There can be five stages of grief and may not occur in a specific order and at times may occur together. Not everyone experiences these emotions:
- Denial, disbelief, numbness – The shock and disbelief can help numb the pain but also not allow you to come to terms with it yet.
- Anger, blame – The pain takes hold, and you may feel betrayed or angry at some person of force, blaming them for your loss, and taking out your frustrations out with feelings of “why me”? “Why now”?
- Bargaining – The feeling that you would do anything, whatever it takes, to have that person back, and to not feel the grief and loss you feel.
- Depressed mood, sadness, and crying – Profound sadness that follows the realization that the loss truly happened. The depths of sorrows in many cases are an inevitable part of the grieving process.
Acceptance, coming to terms – This is the first stage of moving on, as the depressions lift. Dealing with the reality and adjust to the changes, looking forward to the future and making new plans.
Bereavement counseling is assistance, advice or support from specialist, charities, or groups – emotionally, socially, and spiritually – to help families cope with pain, grief, and adjusting to their loss of a family member. With bereavement counseling patients and their families may have a better chance of finding peace of mind.
Spiritual Care for Our Patients
In addition to emotional concerns, many patients experience spiritual matters. The patient may have questions or concerns about their faith or worry about the impact of the decisions they have made in their lives. At Pleasantville Hospice we offer Chaplain services to provide solace and address any spiritual concerns.
Physical Care for Our Patients
While most hospices do not offer physical therapy, we believe that physical therapy plays an integral role in supporting the physical and emotional well-being of the patient as it reduces pain and increases mobility. Physical therapist treats common functional disabilities such as deconditioning, pain, imbalance, therapeutic exercises, and localized weakness. We at Pleasantville Hospice understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach to physical therapy and rehabilitation. Functional task addressed by the physical therapist are but are not limited to:
- Bed mobility – Rolling, positioning for comfort and pressure relief, bridging (lifting the pelvis off of the bed), amongst other things.
- Transfers – Set up ( positioning of the wheelchair in relation to the bed), sit to stand, pivot or slide and stand to sit.
- Ambulation or gait – Gait assessments, assistive device placement, and foot placement.
Your Source for a Better Quality of Life at Pleasantville
When a loved one is faced with a life-limiting illness, Pleasantville Hospice helps people recognize that life is something that should be embraced and celebrated. By providing comfort medications, support of our patients, and resources to improve our patient’s quality of life. We can ease the transition to the journey that lies ahead – for both the patient and their family members.
By meeting the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of our patients and their families, we strive to create a nurturing space. This allows patients to understand their unique contribution to the world and helps families better deal with their feelings. Our ultimate goal at Pleasantville Hospice is to make this time of transition a blessing of compassion, comfort, and dignity.
- Certified nursing aides
- Compassionate hospice care
- Continuous care
- Medical director and designee
- Palliative care
- Physical therapy
- Social workers
- Respite care
- Skilled nurses
What Our Clients Say?
Pleasantville Hospice is a hospice care provider in Burbank, CA 91505. Hospice care is prescribed for critically ill individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less. The primary goal of this care is keeping patients as comfortable as possible throughout the end stages of life. These comfort measures include pain management and methods for minimizing disease-related symptoms. Hospice care can be provided in the home, hospital, long-term care facilities, or a stand-alone hospice house.