The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to thier caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive ... Read more
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to thier caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utlilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay. We help to bring dignity and honor to a dying patient and we aim to comfort the family throughout the dying process.
We are made up of a dedicated team that focuses on enhancing the quality of life by providing comfort care as well as spiritual, social and emotional support to patients in the final phase of a terminal illness. Our program stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient and we strive to ensure that our patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort.
We depend on our volunteers to help us give the full circle of care that our patients and their families need during this challenging time.
Mandated background check, TB test, extensive volunteer orientation and training given. New volunteer orientation is offered continuously throughout the year. Please call Belinda O'Brien @ 815-469-7100.
by Suzanne M. from Frankfort, IL
(October 19, 2009)
I decided to become a hospice volunteer in January 2008. I went through the appropriate training to become certified. I have helped 6 different patients to date. It has been a very rewarding experience for me. I have learned much from each individual, even those that could not speak. Additionally I feel I have grown as a person while giving of myself to ease one's suffering and/or lonliness. Whether it be to just hold someones hand, talk to them, or read to them know that your presence means the world to them even if they cannot let you know!