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Chicago Hospice Care and Palliative Care

VITAS Healthcare is the hospice and palliative care leader in Chicagoland. We care for patients near the end of life and their families throughout Chicagoland, from the center of the city to the suburbs and into Naperville, Kankakee, LaSalle and the Greater Illinois Valley.

VITAS offers more resources, more medical experts and more options than any other hospice in Chicago. That means better quality of life for patients and the people who love them. We offer special palliative care therapies, like a certified music therapist and Paw Pals®, whose visits brighten patients’ days.  

Hospice at Home

When everything is changing, VITAS helps things stay familiar. We help patients stay home and in the Chicago area whenever possible—whether home is a private residence, an assisted living or long term care facility, or even a hospital room. We coordinate with patients’ personal physicians, so patients keep the doctors they know and trust. No matter where care takes place, we coordinate closely with all caregivers, spiritual advisors, families and friends to ensure the patients’ optimal well-being.

Customized Hospice Care

We meet the needs of unique communities, like military veterans and Jewish patients, with customized support that reflects their wants and needs.

Our clinical care is also customized. We have two inpatient hospice units, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago and St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, that offer ‘round-the-clock' attention by experienced VITAS caregivers in a calm, non-facility atmosphere to help stabilize patients so they can return home. Families are welcome and supported by the inpatient staff 24 hours a day.

Learn more about our Chicago hospice locations

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