toll free: 888.509.5011
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
Midwest Hospice and Palliative CareCenter
Coping with loss, living with grief – groups for all ages including young children dealing with loss. 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025 847.457.7423 - www.carecenter.org
Center for Loss and Life Passages: parent and sibling loss counseling services 444 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 145, Park Ridge, IL 60068 847.692.8884 - www.rainbowhospice.com
Mary Ellen McGreevy, Director 833 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
Susan Fox-Larkin, LCSW115 Church St., Libertyville, IL 60048
Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Tracy Kite 847-568-5216 - www.jcfs.org HNC@jfcschicago.org
Cancer Wellness Center
Bereavement support groups are for loss associated with cancer and are offered at no cost.
www.cancerwellness.org - 847.509.9595
Gilda’s Club Chicago
Associated with Cancer Wellness Center Programs for men, women and children.
www.gildasclubchicago.org - 312.464.9900
The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
Bereavement support groups for those grieving the loss of a child.
www.compassionatefriends.org - 877.969.0010; 630.990.0010
Temple Beth-El (Northbrook)
Monthly drop-in bereavement support group.
Please call Noah C. Weinstein, MA, LCPC at 312.513.1629 prior to going to a meeting to make sure this group is appropriate for you.
Dedicated to helping grieving families.
www.willowhouse.org - 847.236.9300
Northwestern Hospital (No Fee)
John De Berry, Bereavement Coordinator Palliative Care & Home Hospice Program
250 E. Superior St., Room 160, Chicago, IL 60601
312-926-4600 - www.nmh.org/
HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ORGANIZATIONS
Hospice – is a program of care for people nearing the end of life and their families. Here a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, CNAs and volunteers provide a coordinated, patient-centered and compassionate approach to medical care, symptom management, supportive services and spiritual care. Hospice services are paid for by most insurance policies and Medicare. The focus of hospice is to provide comfort, dignity, and increase the quality of life for the patient. Hospice services may be provided in a hospital room, an inpatient hospice site, a nursing home or in the patient’s home.
Palliative Care – Palliative care offers pain management, comfort care and symptom for patients who are facing advanced illness. Palliative care may be provided along with life extending interventions such as chemotherapy.
Midwest Palliative & Hospice Center Includes special Jewish Care Services ... the same hospice and palliative care services that are provided to patients from other cultural traditions, but care for Jewish patients can be provided in the context of Jewish values, customs and traditions. 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025 847.467.7423 – www.carecenter.org
Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care
444 North Northwest Highway, Suite #145, Park Ridge, IL 60068
847.685.9900 – www.rainbowhospice.org
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Home Hospice Hospice Services through Northwestern Memorial and Lake Forest Hospitals
312-926-4600 – www.nmh.org
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Hospice Services thourgh Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, and Skokie hospitals.
847.475.2001 – firstname.lastname@example.org
85 West Algonquin Road, Suite 100, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
866.854.6779 – www.odsyhealth.com
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
606 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
800.570.8809 – www.seasons.org
Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
1340 South Damen Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60608
312.997.7200 – 866.418.4827 – www.vitas.com
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
800.658.8898 – www.caringinfo.org
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS
Baycrest is dedicated to achieving excellence in providing the best possible experience and care for the physical and mental wellbeing of people during their journey of aging.
416.785.2500 – www.baycrest.org
Identifies all states and area agencies on aging that can refer you to local services.
800.677.1116 – www.eldercare.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance FCA is a public voice for caregivers. Their pioneering programs; information, education, services, research and advocacy, support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
800.445.8106 – www.caregiver.org
National Family Caregivers Association
NFCA educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
800.896.3650 – www.nfcacares.org
North Shore Senior Center
The mission of the North Shore Senior Center is to support the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self-respect and promote their participation in all aspects of community life.
847.784.6000 – www.nssc.org
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
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Life Line Emergency Response System
A medical emergency alert system for seniors and disabled.
800.959.6989 – www.lifelinesystems.com
800.633.4227 – www.medicare.gov
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys