Michael Demoratz, PhD, LCSW, CCM

Memorial Care Hospice and Palliative Services

Social Work Case Manager


Michael J. Demoratz, PhD, LCSW, CCM, has over 40 years’ experience working with hospice and palliative care. Nationally recognized as a subject matter expert in end-of-life care, presenting at hundreds of conferences, as well as publishing numerous articles on end-of-life care.

Some highlights of his career include: 1995, he co-authored the groundbreaking text, Dying 101: A Short Course on Living for the Terminally Ill. Creating a conversation to assist those most vulnerable facing end of life to get their needs met. The text was revised and re-published in 2018 with the title Dying 101: A Candid Conversation on Terminal Illness.

In 2001, he was awarded the Distinguished National Case Manager of the Year by the Case Management Society of America. He is a former Commissioner with the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

Currently, he works full-time for Memorial Care Hospice and Palliative Services in Laguna Hills as a social work case manager providing support to patients and families in their hospice and community based palliative care programs.