Harbor Light Hospice’s mission in Decatur, IL is to promote the access and availability of reliable end-of-life care and other high-quality services. With support from Harbor Light Hospice in Decatur, IL, patients who are managing a life-limiting illness can experience a higher life quality during this final phase and eventually experience a peaceful, dignified passing. Our hospice of Southern Illinois care allows for patients and family members to live life to the fullest even in the face of serious disease.
Counties Served in Decatur, IL by Harbor Light Hospice
Our close and longstanding ties to Decatur, IL enable us to provide truly effective and meaningful hospice care services throughout the area. We serve residents of Decatur, IL including the neighboring counties of:
Hospice care is accessible to patients in a variety of setting including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, their own residence, and hospitals. The most important thing to consider when determining to provide hospice care in a location is what setting will most effectively meet the needs of the hospice patient.
The Decatur, IL Hospice Interdisciplinary Team
Our hospice interdisciplinary team of hospice professionals in Decatur, IL is central to the care we provide. Each member of our interdisciplinary team has a specialized focus. Our diverse team of professionals works collaboratively in order to provide support for patients and families for the entire calendar year and for 24 hours a day. The hospice of southern Illinois will work to establish that patients will feel more at peace through effective pain and symptom management while also helping them to reach their goals for life quality. Members of your hospice team in Decatur, IL may include:
- CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
- LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
- Medical Director
- Experienced social worker
- Physical, occupational, or speech therapist
- Committed Volunteer(s)
- RN (Registered Nurse)
- Qualified Dietician
- Chaplain or Spiritual Advisor
Our Hospice Philosophy of Care in Decatur, IL
Our hospice care philosophy in Decatur, IL helps us to provide the most meaningful and effective care possible. We remain committed to providing patients with the highest achievable quality-of-life for as long as conceivable. Harbor Light Hospice in Decatur, IL believes in the importance of treating the whole patient. Every situation is unique but our focus is to address the entire spectrum of patient needs by providing physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and social support. An additional focus the hospice care we provide in Decatur, IL is to provide nurturing guidance to patients and families who will be faced with a variety of stressors, fears, and decisions during this difficult time.
Why You Should Consider Hospice Care in Decatur, IL
Living life with serious disease is incredibly difficult for both patients and their family members. But although this period of life is challenging, our hospice care services in Decatur, IL can provide support. Our ability to provide effective pain and symptom management will allow patients in Decatur, IL to remain comfortable in a familiar setting. The final phase of life is unfamiliar to most, but support from Harbor Light Hospice will help to make the process more manageable and less stressful.
Additionally, our services of hospice care in Decatur, IL extend beyond the patient and for up to 13 months after the loss of a loved one, Harbor Light Hospice will continue to support bereaved family members. The patients and families that we have supported in Decatur, IL have experienced a great deal of comfort knowing that we were always alongside them throughout their journey.
Services Provided in the hospice of Southern Illinois
Our Decatur, IL comprehensive hospice care can support patients and families with a variety of services during this difficult time. Although the needs of each patient will differ, Harbor Light Hospice service offerings can include:
- Medication administration for pain and other symptoms
- On-site physician and nursing assistance
- Access to all necessary medical equipment and supplies
- In-home care assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Training and support for family care providers
- Access to support groups and counseling for family members and the patient
- Nutrition counseling with an RD
- Speech, physical, and occupational therapy support
- Consultation with a religious or spiritual advisor
- Respite care during short-term situations
It is essential for patients and their loved ones to understand that in most cases Part A of Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies are able to fully cover all services received by hospice care. Harbor Light Hospice in Decatur, IL is always seeking new ways where we can help patients and their loved ones to comprehend this in addition to providing all required medical equipment and medications.
Contact Harbor Light Hospice in Decatur, IL for Support!
Harbor Light Hospice’s Decatur, IL office is located at 332 W Marion Street Suite N1 Forsyth, IL 62535 and admits patients based on indiscriminate admission criteria or ability to pay immediately. If you or a loved one is struggling with serious illness, contact Harbor Light Hospice by calling (217)-615-2960 or can send us a message online.
332 W Marion Street
Forsyth, IL 62535