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Hospice Program at Loyola Medicine

For patients experiencing life-limiting illnesses or injuries, Loyola Medicine’s hospice program provides compassionate and comprehensive care to adult and pediatric patients. Hospice care is for patients with terminal illness or injury and intended to provide comfort and relief from pain, allowing for the highest quality of life possible during the time that remains.

Loyola’s skilled doctors, nurses, therapists, chaplains and home health aides provide care that focuses not only on medical issues, but also emotional and spiritual needs. Care is provided in the patient's home, with inpatient care for symptom control and pain management provided at Loyola University Medical Center. Respite care is provided at skilled nursing facilities or at long-term care facilities in the community.

Loyola’s hospice team also provides support for the patient’s family, providing counseling, comfort and guidance on caring for your loved one with dignity. Loyola’s hospice care team is available 24/7.

Loyola’s Home Health Services and Hospice Care is a Medicare-certified, Illinois Department of Public Health-licensed home care and hospice. The programs also are accredited by the Joint Commission.

To contact the hospice care program, please call 630-861-5200.

Home Infusion Pharmacy Program

For home care patients, Loyola’s home infusion pharmacy program provides access to many medical therapies in the comfort of your own home, including:

  • Antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal medications
  • Fluids for hydration
  • Immunosuppressive medications
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medication for blood disorders
  • Medications for cancer patients
  • Medications for cardiovascular conditions
  • Pain management therapy
  • Steroids for various conditions
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

Home Medical Equipment (HME)

The HME program provides equipment necessary to support care at home, including:

  • Assisted daily living (ADL) aides
  • Assistive devices
  • CPAP machines (continuous positive airway pressure)
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Hospital beds
  • Oxygen
  • Wheelchairs

Hospice Volunteers

Loyola is always searching for compassionate volunteers to enrich the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Full training is provided for volunteers interested in hospice care.

Hospice Volunteers at Loyola Medicine

Loyola is always searching for compassionate volunteers to enrich the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Full training is provided for volunteers interested in hospice care.

Those who have recently lost a loved one are asked to wait a year before becoming volunteers.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Emotional maturity
  • Ability to offer assurance and kindness without judgment
  • Ability to listen with sensitivity and respect
  • Flexibility to adapt to the changes in the patient’s/family’s needs
  • Background check clearance
  • Maintain a safe environments for self, clients, visitors and medical staff

Ways to Volunteer

  • Companionship
  • Respite care – Support to provide a break to patient’s caregivers/loved ones
  • Supportive check-in calls for grieving families
  • Light household assistance
  • Meal preparation assistance
  • Spiritual support
  • Arrange for transportation and/or run errands
  • Administrative assistance 

Location

Loyola Medicine Hospice is based in Oak Brook, IL. We serve patients in the area in their homes, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities.

Contact information

Deacon Steven Dickens, Volunteer Coordinator
Loyola Medicine Hospice
2301 W. 22nd Street
Suite 107
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-861-5180
steven.dickens@luhs.org

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