What Is Hospice Care (And What Is It Not)

Kristin Olsen-Whisler, July 30, 2019

“There are times that are sad, to grieve and to see people grieving. But the truth is it can be a joyful sort of thing, too. After someone has suffered with an illness for a long period of time, we are there to help them be comfortable, to give them dignity and to care for them up until the very last minute.”

Dr. Richard Wolfe, medical director of The Ark, the inpatient unit at Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care (part of AMITA Health) in Mount Prospect, describes how Rainbow care teams support patients and families holistically in a variety of compassionate ways.  To read the AMITA Health blog post, please follow this link.