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Hospice Chicago

Many families are not aware that hospice services are available in the home and in nursing homes. While there are many Chicago hospice providers available, those elderly people who are in need of hospice care who are residing at home or in a nursing home are able to receive the same beneficial hospice care as someone who lives in a Chicago hospice care facility. While hospice care is needed just in the final stage of life, some family and friends of senior aged loved ones will not think to ask for hospice care if the senior lives in a nursing home or is already receiving at home nursing care. Hospice care is different than nursing home care. Although there is a constant supervision and around the clock care in a nursing home, the nurses in nursing homes are not able to tend to the every need of a dying resident. Nursing home staff is often caring for entire wings of elderly residents and the specialized care to prevent suffering and eliminate pain will not be the main focus of a nursing home care worker.

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