Rainbow Hospice: A Community of Tradition
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides comfort and dignity for individuals at the end of their lives. We are proud to be among the oldest and largest of the non-profit organizations serving Chicagoland. Our organization extends that comfort to support bereaved loved ones of Rainbow Hospice patients and others in the greater Chicago community. Rainbow Hospice serves residents of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will and Champaign counties.
Through its services, staff, volunteers, bereavement programs and LIFE Institute for Learning, Rainbow Hospice offers support that enables people to live with dignity and hope while coping with loss and the end of life.
Rainbow Hospice has been accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) — the independent, non-profit accrediting body for community-based health organization — since 2006. This voluntary accreditation process assures patients and the community that Rainbow Hospice exceeds the highest standards in home health care.
Rainbow Hospice: Here to Help
When you’re asking:
- How are we going to take care of her as she gets sicker?
- Who’s going to help us?
- Who’s going to teach us?
- You can turn to Rainbow Hospice for answers.
Rainbow Hospice offers patients and families the option to:
- Remain at home
- Focus on the important things
- Set goals
- Celebrate all aspects of life.
Rainbow Hospice: Care that’s Convenient
Care from Rainbow Hospice can be provided in:
- The patient’s home
- The home of a family member
- A long-term care facility
- A hospital
Hospice supports the care patients receive from their loved ones and/or hired caregivers. The hospice team includes a physician, nurse, social worker, home health aide, chaplain, bereavement counselor and volunteer.
Rainbow Hospice’s Services
Rainbow Hospice team members visit and assist the patient and family regularly as determined by the needs of the patient and family. These services typically include:
- Regular visits by registered nurses to monitor the patient’s condition and to provide appropriate care and maintain comfort.
- Hospice nurses who consult directly with the patient’s primary physician and the hospice medical director for treatment orders.
- 24-hour availability of hospice nurses for phone consultation and/or emergency visits.
- Home health aide visits for personal care.
- Social work services for guidance and support to the patient and loved ones.
- Chaplain services for spiritual care and support.
- Volunteer support for friendly visits and to assist the patient and loved ones.
- Medical equipment and supplies to ensure comfort, safety and quality care.
- Medications related to the terminal illness for symptom control and pain relief.
- Access to bereavement services including individual and family counseling, support groups, loss-related publications, memorial services and other resources to assist the family in living with the experience of grief and loss.
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