Vista Health System offers hospice care designed to help patients diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and their families prepare for the end of life, both physically and emotionally. Patients with terminal or end-stage illnesses may qualify for hospice.
Vista Home Health and Hospice provides medical care and emotional and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families. A team of highly trained nurses, social workers, pastoral ministers, nurse's aides and volunteers work under the direction of the patient's physician and the medical director. The team's ultimate goal is to work together to ensure the patient's varied and complex needs are met.
Vista Home Health and Hospice can provide the important element of quality time that is so necessary when one is faced with a terminal illness. During such a time, the need to connect with others for support, understanding and human companionship is only heightened. Vista Home Health and Hospice is available to help guide individuals and their loved ones through this difficult time.
The following criteria will help to guide you to determine if Vista Home Health and Hospice is right for you and your family:
To help everyone understand and face a terminal illness, it is best to seek hospice help at an early stage and anyone may refer a patient to Vista Home Health and Hospice. The physician must certify the terminal prognosis and agree to work with the hospice team in providing care for the patient. A physician's order is needed when the home care of an individual calls for the services of a skilled hospice team. The hospice team can address some or all of the needs an individual may require.
Financing medical care for a loved one is a natural concern for anyone. The Medicare Hospice Benefit offers comprehensive hospice coverage. In addition, many private insurance plans offer similar hospice benefits. Please keep in mind, however, Vista Home Health and Hospice is available to anyone regardless of his or her ability to pay.
Please visit our hospice website at Vista Home Health & Hospice.
For more information regarding hospice care and hospice benefits, please call (847) 360-2220.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085