Bringing the Best in Hospice Care to Illinois
VITAS brings hospice care to a variety of patients and their families in Chicago, the suburbs, LaSalle, Peoria, and East St. Louis. Our hospice teams visit Illinois patients in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living communities every day.
In addition to bringing routine hospice care home, VITAS’ Intensive Comfort Care teams work in shifts when a patient’s symptoms need round-the-clock attention, thus keeping the patient comfortably at home. VITAS inpatient hospice units offer the benefits of home in a facility setting when home care is not enough, or when the family/caregiver must be away for several days and nights.
Because every patient, family and situation is unique, so is every plan of care, each reflecting the needs, choices and goals of the patient. VITAS offers specialty care for patients who are military veterans, those who speak another language or have strong ties to their culture or beliefs. We offer holistic services like massage, music therapy and Paw Pal® visits. Yes, hospice is about the end of life, but VITAS ensures that the last days, weeks and months of life are about quality of life—for patients and the people who love them.
The new standard in responsiveness
A higher level of responsiveness to hospice patients and their families sets VITAS Healthcare apart from other hospice providers in Illinois. We have many systems in place to ensure that we will be there when you need us most.
Hospice Care Where You Need Us, When You Need Us
We provide a full spectrum of hospice services in Illinois that allow people nearing the end of life to stay in their homes—whether home is a private residence, assisted living community, or skilled nursing facility. Our experience in controlling pain and reducing anxiety, as well as our commitment to providing spiritual and emotional support, help the people we care for live with comfort and dignity in their last months, weeks or days.