Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, a nationally recognized industry leader, is the preferred hospice partner for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Referrals can be made by calling 847.HOSPICE (847.467.7423). Onsite offices at Northwestern enable their staff to visit the same day, and talk with patients and families about considering hospice as an option for care.
Team members can coordinate the transition to home hospice, nursing home or hospital, or at their two state-of-the-art hospice centers — The Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion or the Hospice Suite at Northwest Community Hospital. Hospice care can be delivered alongside treatments meant to improve quality of life. Comprehensive hospice care includes family support, whole-person medical and psychosocial care, facilitation of meaningful experiences, as well as medications and medical equipment.
Emphasizing pain relief, symptom management, and psychosocial support, hospice may be a care option that is right for anyone facing a serious prognosis. Hospice begins when a seriously ill person chooses care options focused on comfort and symptom relief rather than on a cure.
At the center of hospice care is the belief that each of us has the opportunity and right to:
- Live with dignity, free of pain and other distressing symptoms.
- Connect with those that we love in meaningful ways.
- Know that our loved ones will be supported by the professional hospice team.
Midwest CareCenter hospice teams provide a compassionate presence and specialized knowledge to our patients and their families as death draws nearer. Each team member — including your own doctor — contributes a distinct perspective and depth of experience as they care for you. And we remain sensitive to your personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices.
Learn more about Midwest CareCenter hospice services