About Loving Home Hospice for Children
Loving Home Hospice for Children is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide services to families who reside in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California since 2008. We provide Hospice and Palliative care through loving support to our residents under the age of 21 and their families during their difficult life challenges. It is our goal to enable the residents and their families to focus on the joys of their life experiences and the continuity of family life to come.
We provide inpatient and home care through a team coordinated by qualified physicians and registered nurses. Nursing care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Along with spiritual leaders and trained volunteers, this team provides medical, psychological, social, and spiritual care as its core services.
It is very rare that hospice and palliative care is focused solely on children. Many people find it too heavy to deal with but it must happen in order to find a peaceful place for both those in care and their families who receive help with counseling and grieving.
Hospice care is care for those who have up to 6 months left to live and palliative care is for those who are living with lifelong terminal illnesses. To be able to care for the people who fall under either category is a chance to help guide someone through trying stages, as well as perform therapy and counseling for their closest family members.
Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing life-threatening illness. Palliative care helps patients to achieve the best possible quality of life right up until the end of life. Palliative care is also called end-of-life, or comfort care.
Grief counseling is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief.
We take pride in helping families with our professional family counseling where we focus on their child's condition and needs as well as therapy for all close family members.