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Listing: Hospice and Palliative Care

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Reviewed Date

Feb 26, 2024


Hospice and Palliative Care Centers in the Chicago Area

The difference between palliative care and hospice is a common source of uncertainty for many families facing advanced complex illness. Hospice is an important piece of the palliative care continuum.

Both palliative care and hospice take place when a patient is dealing with advanced, complex illness; however, there are several important distinctions. Palliative care is not dependent on prognosis.

Palliative care is for anyone with a serious illness, regardless of life expectancy. It is delivered concurrently with curative, life-prolonging and maintenance regimens regardless of sophistication, in conjunction with existing providers.

Hospice care depends on a prognosis and life expectancy and assists a person to be in comfort with the support of family, emotional and spiritual needs in a medical inpatient hospital setting or home environment designed for end of life issues.  They provide pain care management, psychosocial support, and grief support as needed.

Loving Hands Hospice
6535 N Olmsted Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 775-1536

Peace Hospice
1717 N. Naper Blvd. Suite
301 Naperville, IL 60563
(844) 398-4459

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care
1550 Bishop Court
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
 847-685-9900 or

Rush University Palliative Care
Kellogg Building
1625 W. Harrison Street, Suite 1125
Administrative Office
Chicago, Illinois 60612

National Institutes on Aging - What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
Fact sheet from NIH's National Institute on Aging (NIA).

CaringInfo - The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis. Among the resources offered are state-specific advance directives and publications on talking about end-of-life wishes, supporting someone who is grieving, understanding hospice and palliative care services, talking to a doctor about pain or illness and paying for long-term care.
1731 King Street
Alexandra, Virginia 22314

Next Step in Care Hospice and Palliative Care
Next Step in Care is a website that provides information for caregivers and health care providers on transitioning persons with a chronic condition or a serious illness from one setting to the next. Information is in the form of videos and brochures which are available in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. This website provides links to additional resources. This website is supported by the 2020 United Hospital Fund.
2020 United Hospital Fund
1411 Broadway 12th floor
New York, NY 10018

Vitas Hospice and Palliative Care    
Your VITAS hospice team members visit you wherever you call home—whether in a private home, nursing home, assisted living community or long-term care facility—throughout the Chicagoland area and the suburbs, including Tinley Park, Lombard, Joliet, Bradley and Huntley, as well as an inpatient unit in Mercy Hospital.

Mettle Health
Too often, people are left to plan for the future without a roadmap. Our team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains provide hour-long confidential consultations and a subscription model to help you reframe the way you think about the road ahead, for yourself, or someone you’re caring for. We deal with issues ranging from the practical, to the emotional, to the existential. 



This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply as an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here for further details.

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