- Hospice Care
For patients who are experiencing serious or terminal illness, hospice care provides comforting and coping services administered by compassionate staff and volunteers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
What We Do
Providing Support, Comfort and Compassionate Care
Loyola Medicine Hospice provides dignity and comfort for patients with serious, possibly terminal illnesses. Surrounded by the support of their loved ones, our patients are cared for in the comfort of their own homes. Our work is performed in a manner that respects the dignity and uniqueness of each individual.
Working under the direction of the patient’s physician, Loyola Medicine Hospice staff provides patients with pain management and symptom control. We also give psychological, emotional, social and spiritual support for patients and their families. In addition, when necessary, we help family members and friends when grieving the loss of a loved one.
For more information, please call 708-216-1322
What to Expect
Comfort and Dignity
Hospice is not a place, but rather a compassionate approach to care that provides comforting and coping services to patients and families experiencing serious or terminal illnesses. We have cared for patients with a wide variety of illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, heart failure, kidney disease, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
The most common services provided through our program are:
- Regular visits from hospice team members
- Special service therapies, including physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Spiritual support and counseling
- Bathing and personal care
- Dietary counseling
- Encouragement and education
- Medications, medical supplies and equipment
- Pain management
- Physician oversight and home visits as needed
- Support in dealing with grief and loss
Loyola Medicine Hospice services are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Our compassionate staff and volunteers provide routinely scheduled visits. In addition, a registered nurse is on call 24 hours a day to meet the needs of our patients and their caregivers.
Who We Are
Clinically Integrated Care Team
Our dedicated care team includes:
- Grief counselors
- Hospice aides
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Social workers
Our team works with the patient’s physician and hospice physicians to develop a care plan that addresses the specific needs of each patient.
Volunteers are an integral part of Loyola Medicine Hospice. They assist with nonmedical needs like companionship, light housekeeping, errands and respite care. These services bring rest and comfort to hospice patients and their families.
How to Reach Us
Here When You Need Us
Our office is located on the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus, 701 W. North Avenue, in Melrose Park.
For more information, please call us at 708-216-1322.
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