What can I and my family expect when starting hospice?

expect when starting hospiceMeeting Your Hospice Care Team

When starting hospice care, you and your family can expect to meet our Angels Grace team. At the beginning, you will be greeted by your nurse, hospice aide, chaplain, and social worker within the first week of admission. With that being said, it is completely normal to feel a little overwhelmed. It may seem like a lot to take in, but we promise it will slow down. Our team will get to know you and your family on a clinical and personal level. You can expect our team to go above and beyond to keep you, your loved one and family members all happy and comfortable through the process.

What Does the Hospice Care Team Take Care of Other Than the Patient?

  • Angels Grace Hospice care team will coordinate a visit schedule for both nursing and hospice aide care. The schedule can be adjusted to whatever works best for you.
  • Together, our team of nurses, doctors, social workers, and chaplains, will develop a plan of care to ensure a peaceful and dignified journey.
  • The social worker and chaplain will also set up a time and date to take care of your psychosocial needs. These services will be available to you for the entirety of your care, and even remain available for your family after the journey gains its Angel Wings.
  • Angels Grace Hospice will provide you with the necessary equipment (oxygen, bed, mattress, wheelchair, etc.) and supplies (personal hygiene products) to ensure that you are comfortable and meeting all of your needs.

So, expect us Angels Grace Hospice to become an extension of your family, because that is exactly how we will treat you. Our team is available to you 24/7 and we are always just a phone call away.

Angels Grace Hospice, located in Bolingbrook, IL,  provides a customized care plan to meet the specific needs of patients.  We provide comfort care in your home, hospital, nursing home or assisted-living facility depending on your individual circumstances.  Contact us with any questions and for further assistance with your end of life care options.