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Hospice

 

Memorial home services; home hospiceHospice is a special kind of care for terminally ill people and their families. For centuries, the term "hospice" described a place where weary or sick travelers could receive food, shelter and rest. Today's hospice is not a place, but rather a comprehensive and coordinated program, offering compassionate care to terminally ill people and their families at the end of life. Hospice care can take place anywhere a patient calls home - their own home, a nursing home, or an assisted living or other long-term care facility.

The goal of hospice care is comfort, rather than cure. Hospice care focuses on the patient's comfort and quality of life. Hospice provides medical, spiritual and emotional support for patients and their loved ones. Our team strives to ensure patients are free of pain and symptoms, allowing them to live their last days, weeks or months to the fullest.

Families who choose hospice receive a variety of services. Programs such as bereavement care and volunteer services are designed to help families and their loved ones throughout their hospice journey.

About Memorial Home Services Hospice

Memorial Home Services is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. Our not-for-profit hospice serves 14 counties in Central Illinois. Our hospice program is a "home hospice" where our caring staff visit individuals and their families in the comfort of their own home. Our goal is to keep patients in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible - in their familiar surroundings and close to loved ones.

Memorial Home Hospice

Meet our team

Eligibility for home hospice care

Billing and insurance

Hospice Care and Families

Bereavement and support groups

Family stories

Learn About Hospice Care

Hospice speakers bureau

Hospice myths

Frequently asked questions

Support Hospice Care

Volunteer programs and opportunities

Donations and Giving

Sharing Wishes Fund

Hospice Gala