Chicago Hope and Palliative Healthcare, Inc. is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Accredited by the Community Accreditation Program (CHAP), and certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Hospice & Palliative care services in the community.
What is Hospice?
Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one. The goal is to keep you comfortable and improve your quality of life.
Hospice programs offer services in your own home, hospice center, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, or hospitals. Hospice is simply a type of care that focuses on the quality of your life.
Why Choose Hospice?
During the often difficult last stages of a serious illness, many people feel that they have lost control over their lives and over what will happen to them. Hospice care can show you your options. And knowing your options gives you back some control. It allows you to make decisions about things that are important to you.
What Kind of services are provided?
Hospice services usually include:
- Basic medical care with a focus on pain and symptom control.
- Access to a member of your Hospice team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Medical supplies and equipment as need
- Counseling and social suport to help you and your family with phsycological, emotional and spiritual issues.
- Guidance with the difficult, but normal, issues of life completion and closure.
- A break (respite care) for cargivers, famliy, and others who regularly care for you.
- Volunteer support, such as preparing meals and running errands.
- Counseling and support for your loved ones after death.
Are you eligible for hospice services?
Hospice care is generally paid for by Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurance.
What is Palliative?
Palliative care is a multi-disciplinary treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness. It does not replace patient primary care treatment. Palliative care works together with the primary care treatment the patient is receiving. The goal is to prevent suffering and improve patient quality of life.
Palliative care can be provided at any stage of illness along with any other treatment you are currently receiving.
How About Cost?
Based on individual situations and services required. You may be covered by: Medicare, Medicaid,Private insurance. Our primary goal is you and getting the best care in the comfort of your home. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide services throughout Cook, Will, and Dupage Counties.