Cardea Hospice & Palliative Care


Why Cardea Hospice and Palliative Care?

We strive to provide the highest quality of palliative care for those we serve through the delivery of clinical excellence, extraordinary service and compassionate care, while being recognized as the leader in hospice care.

  • Nurse owned
  • Family owned
  • Full time dedicated clinical staff
  • Full time live person to assist (no answering service)
  • Weekend and evening admissions

You can count on our Hospice Team.

Medical Director

Hospice Medical Director collaborates with other members of the hospice team and the patient’s primary physician to help manage the patient’s discomfort and symptoms. 

Attending Physician

Attending Physician can refer patients to hospice and remains patient’s primary care physician while working as a member of the hospice team. 

Registered Nurse
Registered nurses are educated in palliative and comfort care, including pain management.  They work with patients to establish and maintain comfort as well as quality of life. Their responsibilities also include education of family members to provide better patient care for their loved ones. 
Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants also known as home health aides are available to provide patients with assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, grooming, linen change, personal hygiene and care

Medical Social Worker

Medical Social Worker provides individual and family counseling to help meet the challenges created by a terminal illness. The social worker also facilitates family communication, arranges supportive caregivers, and helps to find financial legal assistance.

Hospice Chaplain

Chaplains provide spiritual counseling for people of all faiths, planning services and serve as a liaison between the family and clergy in the community.

Bereavement Counselor

Bereavement Counselors offer a variety of services to the patient’s family to help in understanding the grief.

Hospice Volunteer

Hospice Volunteers are kind and compassionate individuals who support patients and loved ones by providing friendly visits.

Services Provided

We happily provide the following services and more.

Nursing Care
Spiritual Care
Social Work
Pet Therapy
Massage Therapy

What is a Hospice?

Hospice is a philosophy and a concept, not a specific place of care. Hospice care is for any person who has terminal illness or when curative treatment is no longer effective.

Hospice Care focuses on enhancing the quality of life for the patient and loved ones.
Hospice Care offers palliative and comfort care to patients by using the best methods of pain and symptom management.
Hospice Care provides care 24 Hours a day, seven days a week.
Hospice Care involves a team of professionals and volunteers who address the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies for hospice?

To qualify for hospice, patients must have a life-limiting illness such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, end-stage Alzheimer’s or any other condition with life expectancy of six months or less.

Will patients have to change doctors?

No. A majority of physicians continue caring for their patients who enter the hospice program. Hospice staff works closely with a patient’s physician, designing a plan that best addresses the patient’s pain care management.

Where is hospice care provided?

Hospice care is provided wherever the patient calls home; this can include nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Who pays for hospice? 

Hospice care can be paid by Medicare, Medi­Cal, Private Insurance Carriers, and Private Payer. Cardea Hospice and Palliative Care provides financial assistance when needed, based on a sliding scale, for hospice care not covered by other resources.

Want to register a patient?

Anyone can refer a patient to a hospice program. Hospice provides care to all patients with any end-stage diagnosis. Contact us to help determine if a patient is right for care. To be admitted, a patient must:

  • Agree to treatment aimed at comfort rather than a cure.
  • Has an incurable disease resulting in a limited life expectancy as certified by a physician.


Cardea Hospice & Palliative Care

7217 Canby Ave.
Reseda, CA 91335
Tel: (818) 938-8188
Fax: (818) 688-0438

Patient Services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities (mental or physical), communicable disease, national origin, or ability to pay.