At Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, end-of-life care is provided in our licensed Health Care Center by a team of compassionate nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers and our chaplain.
We work with a variety of local hospice programs to maintain comfort and dignity in the final days of each cherished life.
Family members are always welcome to stay with their loved one, and to participate in care.
Hospice is also called end-of-life care. It focuses on pain management and symptom control, rather than curative treatment. It’s based on the notion that we’re all entitled to comfort, compassion and dignity at the end of our lives. Hospice can be a great comfort to both the patient and family caregivers.
A physician should be the one to identify a life-limiting illness or condition, with death expected within 6 months. Often a patient may live longer than this. Hospice care is appropriate for terminal illness, including cancer, organ failures and all types of dementias. If you’re unsure whether you or a loved one needs hospice care, please contact us or your physician.