Home Hospice Care
Hospice is a philosophy of care that accepts death as the final stage of life. The goal of hospice is to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones.

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Home Hospice Program assures patients that each day can be enjoyed in physical and emotional comfort. Physicians, nurses, social workers, pastoral counselors, bereavement counselors, volunteers and other healthcare professionals work as a team to provide holistic home-based support to patients and families.

Hospice care is suitable when patients no longer benefit from treatment aimed at curing disease and are expected to live six months or less. Hospice gives patients palliative care, which is treatment to help relieve symptoms of a life-limiting illness. Its main purpose is to improve quality of life. Patients, their families, and their doctors decide together when hospice care should begin.

Click here to learn more about Home Hospice Care, or to schedule an initial appointment, call 312-926-4600.
A referral from your physician is the only requirement.

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