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Hospice Care

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

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

Around-the-Clock Care

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.

Clinically Integrated Care Team

Our dedicated care team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses 
  • Pharmacists
  • Chaplains
  • Dietitians 
  • 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

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.

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.