Coordination of Hospice Care
Many times family and caregivers feel it is best if the resident is allowed to remain in an assisted living facility to receive hospice care. After all, this is their home – the place they are most comfortable and where they have developed close friendships with other residents and with the staff they trust.
Hospice care is typically provided by an outside home health agency, not the assisted living facility. Both organizations work closely together to keep the resident comfortable and their families informed.
Team meetings, including the resident, family, hospice workers, and Illinois Presbyterian Home Communities staff, work together to develop a resident's plan of care and to make sure that symptoms are addressed quickly in order to minimize a resident's discomfort. The hospice care team includes both social workers and chaplains who are available as needed to address emotional, spiritual and psycho-social issues for residents and their families. These services are in addition to the ongoing supportive services provided by our staff.
At Fair Hills, we believe end of life care deserves compassion, dignity and respect. We strive to provide coordinated hospice services that give our residents the medical care and emotional support to ensure comfort, care, and compassion.
Our Care Center offers private rooms and private dining room and is located in the North Wing of our assisted living Community.
Providing Comfort, Care & Compassion
We ask you, God, to look with favor on your servant, [name], keep [him/her] near to you and assure [him/her] of your love, faithfulness and life eternal. Let us go now in the peace of God to serve with tenderness and love. Amen.