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Treatments

Patients in the Northwestern Memorial Home Hospice Program have access to a wide range of services and care resources that focus on the whole person - body, mind and spirit, including:

  • Symptom management

    Healthcare providers evaluate and treat pain and symptoms that cause discomfort through the inpatient palliative care unit or the outpatient palliative care clinic.
  • Emotional care

    Art therapy, massage therapy, music therapy, social work and spiritual counseling are used to help with the emotional care of patients and family members.
  • Spiritual care

    Pastoral counselors representing many faiths are available to patients and family members.
  • Support services for caregivers

    Caregivers may receive home services, such as medications and medical equipment, to ensure that their loved one's health care needs are met.
  • Volunteer services

    Volunteers support patients and family members through direct patient care, companionship and socialization.
  • Emergency access

    A hospice nurse is available by pager 24 hours a day in case of emergency. The nurse is available to handle acute or rapidly changing situations.
  • Bereavement

    Our staff offers support and care for families up to one year after the death of a loved one. Services include telephone support, individual counseling, support groups, educational materials and presentations, memorial services and referrals for special resources as needed.

 

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011

Appointments

For more information or to make an appointment please call 312-926-4600.

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