OSF HealthCare has announced it is adding hospice care to its markets in Danville and Champaign-Urbana. OSF says hospice services are an important part of the continuum of care for patients and their families.
‘’We know that patients referred to hospice care actually live longer – and live higher quality lives – than those without aggressive palliative care so we are excited to be able to expand this option to the communities we serve,’’ said the President of OSF Home Care and Post Acute Services, A.J. Querciagrossa.
‘’Hospice is about cherishing the gift of life to its fullest until God transforms that gift into eternal life,’’ said Sister Judith Ann, Chairperson of OSF HealthCare.
OSF Hospice patients can receive routine care with a few visits or more as requested by the patient or family to address physical, spiritual, and psychological needs. Hospice care is managed by a coordinated team including a physician or advanced practice provider (AAP), nurse, social worker, home care aid, pastoral care coordinator and bereavement counselor.
All patients, regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation, are welcome to participate in the program. For more information about OSF Hospice services, call (800) 673-5288 or visit the hospital websites.