Outpatient Hospice Care
Westlake Village Hospice is an outpatient facility. We do not treat patients at our office location. Instead, we visit patients at their homes. This allows the patient to remain in an environment that’s comfortable and familiar, without the stress of a hospital or other inpatient facility. Our hospice nurses are prepared to assist you in your home with whatever care you require.
There are many benefits for a patient to remain in their home while facing a serious illness. Hospital beds are limited and hospital stays are expensive; you can run up quite a bill just by staying in a bed for several days or weeks. Also, hospitals can make for sterile, uncomfortable surroundings, with strangers constantly coming and going. The advantage of staying in a hospital is immediate treatment, but since hospice patients have decided to cease curative treatment for their condition, this benefit is mostly unnecessary.