NorthShore’s Hospice program revolves around cohesive, interdisciplinary teams including physicians, registered nurses with extensive experience in symptom and pain management, licensed clinical social workers, clinical pharmacists, certified nursing assistants, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement experts all committed to working together to ensure patients and families have the best possible experience in a most challenging time.
Our highly-skilled staff has special training and an interest in continuing education in the latest techniques and therapies to address patient and family physical and psychosocial symptoms and conditions. Weekly team meetings help identify potential problems and successful interventions designed to maintain a peaceful and comfortable environment for the patient and their loved ones.
Our hospice team includes expert physicians who are board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine. NorthShore’s hospice nurses are Magnet recognized, a prestigious designation shared by only 6 percent of healthcare organizations in the country.
Years and years of experience, and a low turnover rate reflect the hospice team’s dedication and expertise in end-of-life care.
NorthShore’s hospice program is:
- Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
- Fully licensed in Illinois
- Medicare certified
NorthShore Hospice services takes care of the whole person—physically, emotionally and spiritually. Care is provided for both patients and their families in a holistic, gentle approach.
Among the hospice services provided are:
- Pain and symptom management
- Care coordination with patient’s primary care physician and specialist
- Coordination of medical supplies, equipment and medication
- Registered nurses on call 24 hours a day
- Bathing and hygiene assistance
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Bereavement and grief counseling support groups
- Volunteer services