The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness brings with it questions, fears and concerns. The most frequently heard question: “Can I stay at home?”
The 90-year-old patient with Alzheimer’s disease is withdrawn and rarely communicates.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.
What happens when a hospice team comes to your home? Some families don’t want strangers to take care of someone they love.
All hospices in Chicagoland are reimbursed in the same way, so they do not compete on cost.
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®.
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.
A veteran talks about his military service, how he felt when his doctor referred him to hospice and what his life is like today.
Gov. Pat Quinn says the state’s Medicaid system is on the verge of collapse, and to save it, billions of dollars in spending must be cut. One service that could end on the chopping block is hospice care for the poor.