Patient and Family Care Services

Palliative Care Services gives rigorous attention to physical comfort. Good palliative care also includes supporting the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and his or her family.

We provide care to patients in various settings, including:

  • Patient homes. Many patients are cared for in their own homes or in the homes of friends or relatives. Cedars-Sinai offers a variety of home care and personal healthcare services.
  • Nursing homes. Cedars-Sinai's Palliative Care Services has contracts with select long-term care facilities to meet the needs of terminally ill residents.
  • Assisted-living facilities. Patients are visited by Palliative Care Services staff in select assisted-living facilities.
  • Hospitals. Cedars-Sinai's Palliative Care Services works with many hospitals throughout the Los Angeles area to meet the discharge needs of patients. This ensures that patients have a smooth, comfortable transition between the hospital and their discharge destination.