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Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Fund

The Los Angeles Jewish Home is grateful to the Michael & Irene Ross Endowment Fund for its generous grant of $50,000 for Skirball Hospice.

Skirball Hospice provides compassionate care, enabling individuals and families to overcome fear and discomfort, to cope with loss, and embrace the experience and value of each and every day of life. Hospice care recognizes the needs of patients who choose to remain where they live, outside of the hospital so they can be surrounded by loved ones when hospitalization is no longer expected to cure their illness. Skirball Hospice provides the support that allows that patient to spend the last stages of life in a loving environment, comforted by friends and family, and free from discomfort.

Caring for a family member with a life-limiting illness is stressful, but you do not need to face it alone. Skirball Hospice, the only Jewish sponsored hospice in the Greater Los Angeles area, brings comfort care to adults whether in your own home or in the care facility you prefer. We support and assist families and caregivers with compassion and expertise. Our staff members work as an integrated team including physicians, nurses, rabbis, medical social workers, registered dietitians, and certified home health aides. Key features of our hospice team’s skillful, individual attention include:

  • pain and symptom management 
  • emotional and spiritual support
  • community resources and financial counseling
  • on-call availability nights and weekends
  • bereavement services for the year following hospice

Aaron Levinson is the Planned Giving Officer at the Los Angeles Jewish Home