Westlake Village hospice offers chaplain services to patients who are receiving palliative care during hospice. A Chaplain branches out beyond traditional care and is there to nurture the spiritual needs of a patient. Going into hospice can be extremely difficult for both patients and their families. Chaplain’s provide guidance and acceptance through whatever a patient’s situation may be, which is why they are an important part of palliative care for so many patients. Westlake Village is here to serve patients in the Los Angeles area and offers chaplain services with a hospice care team.
Chaplains are a facet of outpatient hospice care, making them convenient and personal. Chaplains respect the personal beliefs of the patient and their families and are available to provide care based on those beliefs. Research has shown that the holistic approach to care is extremely beneficial when it comes to patient’s overall well-being. When faced with difficult situations in life, we are often reminded that all parts of our bodies are connected.