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Holiday Grief: ’Tis the Season

Memories of good times and togetherness at the holiday season remind us of our loss.

11/14/2013

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Advance Directives: Priceless

The best gift you can give the people you love is an honest and unflinching discussion about death and end-of-life choices.

11/14/2013

Can I Get Hospice Services At Home In Chicagoland?

The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness brings with it questions, fears and concerns. The most frequently heard question: “Can I stay at home?”

09/03/2013

Chicago Hospice Services: What Does Chicagoland Hospice Sound Like?

The 90-year-old patient with Alzheimer’s disease is withdrawn and rarely communicates. Yet when the woman with the guitar enters her room, the patient’s face lights up.

09/03/2013

Chicagoland Hospice Care: What To Expect In The First Few Days

What happens when a hospice team comes to your home? Some families don’t want strangers to take care of someone they love.

09/03/2013

Chicago Hospice Services: Who Pays For Hospice Care In Illinois?

All hospices in Chicagoland are reimbursed in the same way, so they do not compete on cost.

09/03/2013

VIDEO: Help Is A Phone Call Away

iving at home and remaining independent is possible for these hospice patients thanks to the 24-7 support, clinical expertise and ability to dispatch a member of the hospice team. It’s called Telecare®.

09/02/2013

VIDEO: Everyone Feels Better At Home

After a fall, a hospice patient living at home talks about the round-the-clock Intensive Comfort Care® she received in order to help her stay out of the hospital and return to her routine.

09/02/2013

VIDEO: Hospice Is Not A Bad Word

A veteran talks about his military service, how he felt when his doctor referred him to hospice and what his life is like today.

09/02/2013