Community Resources

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

JourneyCare

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.journeycare.org

Rainbow Hospice

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

Horizon Hospice

Mary Ellen McGreevy, Director

833 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
312.733.8900

Condell Hospice

Susan Fox-Larkin, LCSW

115 Church St., Libertyville, IL 60048
8847.573.4095

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Cancer Wellness Center

Bereavement support groups are for loss associated with cancer and are offered at no cost.

847.509.9595
www.cancerwellness.org

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.

630.990.0010
877.969.0010
www.compassionatefriends.org

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.

Willow House

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.

JourneyCare

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.journeycare.org

Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care

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

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Home Hospice

Services through Northwestern Memorial and Lake Forest Hospitals

3129264600
www.nmh.org

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Hospice Services thourgh Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, and Skokie hospitals.

847.475.2001
homecare@northshore.org

Odyssey HealthCare

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
http://www.vitas.com/

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS

Baycrest

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

Eldercare Locator

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

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS

Junk Mail – Cease delivery of ‘Junk Mail’

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.

Mail a written request to: Marketing Preference Services, Direct Mail Association, P. O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512-0643

Life Line Emergency Response System

A medical emergency alert system for seniors and disabled.

800.959.6989
www.lifelinesystems.com

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys