UnityPoint Health – Hospice Care In Central Illinois
Compassion and Dignity
UnityPoint Hospice - Peoria provides physical, emotional, social, and spiritual comfort care for people with a terminal illness and their loved ones. As the first hospice provider in Central Illinois, our team provides over 35 years of experience and knowledge. Find out how our CMS quality rankings compare.
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What Is Hospice Care?
When a life-limiting illness no longer responds to treatment, hospice care is often the next step to consider. Hospice care at UnityPoint Health gives the patient control of end-of-life choices and focuses on quality of life.
Our coordinated care approach brings together a team of medical professionals who work together to provide the right plan of care to relieve suffering and provide the highest quality of physical, emotional, and spiritual support. The hospice team will be supportive in every way necessary to honor the wishes of the patient. Hospice is not about giving up hope; it is about doing everything possible to live life to its full capacity.
How Do I Access Hospice Care?
Anyone can make a referral for hospice care and initiate the discussion; however, your doctor must be the one to confirm your prognosis with the hospice medical director. We know these conversations and decisions are difficult, and our compassionate team is here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (309) 672-5746 with questions or concerns.
Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?
- A person who has a limited life expectancy (typically six months or less)
- A person who wants comfort care, not aggressive treatment
- A person who has a caregiver available 24 hours a day
- A person whose doctor agrees to work with the UnityPoint Health Hospice Team
- A person who lives within 35 miles from UnityPoint Health - Methodist
What Services Are Provided?
- Pain and symptom management
24-hour on-call help from nurses and counselors
Physician services (through your doctor and Hospice doctors)
Spiritual and supportive counseling
Personal care by certified nursing assistants
Supportive care by trained volunteers
One-on-one grief support for family members
Respite care · Bereavement support
Educational grief seminars · Kourage Kids - a children's grief camp
Where are Hospice Services Provided?
- In your home or loved one's home
- In many area nursing homes
- In many area assisted-living communities
Who pays for Hospice?
UnityPoint Hospice - Peoria services may be covered partially or in total by Medicare, HMOs, Medicaid, and private insurance. However, no one will be denied hospice care based on an inability to pay. Please contact our hospice team at (309) 672-5746 with any additional questions or concerns.