Finding out that you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is never easy. It may be reassuring to know that Carle Hospice offers social, emotional and spiritual services to both patients and their families to help those in our care live life as fully and comfortably as possible.
Our team of nurses, social workers, nursing assistants, chaplains and trained volunteers take an individualized, holistic approach to patient care. By partnering with the patient and their loved ones, we allow you control over everyday choices and decisions to help maximize quality of life.
To arrange for hospice care, call (800) 239-3620.
Carle Hospice services include:
Our pediatric hospice team provides specialized comfort and support to children with life-limiting conditions and to their families. We serve patients unborn through early adulthood. For most children, we're able to provide hospice care while they undergo concurrent care to treat the underlying condition. Our goal is to make every moment count by giving quality and compassionate care.
Cost of Hospice Care
As a Medicare-certified program, services provided by Carle Hospice may be covered partially or totally by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. Coverage may include team services, prescription drugs, medical equipment and supplies, therapies and counseling to both patients and their families. Carle Hospice handles billing for reimbursable services.
Admission to Hospice
We acccept all medically eligible individuals living within our service area without regard to race, color, creed, sex, national origin, sexual preference, ancestry, disability, veteran status or ability to pay.
Carle Hospice best serves the patient who:
This special day camp is sponsored by Carle Hospice for grieving children ages five to 17. The camp provides a safe and caring environment for children who have experienced the death of a loved one or friend. Through camp activities, children can express their grief, emotions, fears and concerns.
2021 Update: Because of the substantial increase in COVID numbers in our community, we have decided to postpone Camp Healing Heart that was scheduled for Saturday, September 18. We will reassess the situation in the spring when the 4H Camp reopens, so please check back for updates after the new year. We are sad to have to postpone Camp Healing Heart, but feel that it is the most responsible decision for the health of our community.
As a volunteer for Carle Hospice you will touch the lives of terminally ill patients and their families through compassion and companionship. Hospice volunteers are an essential part of a multi-faceted team whose focus is providing the patient with the highest quality of life. As a volunteer, you can help deliver dignified care by training as an in-home Hospice volunteer, bereavement volunteer, or provide essential support as an administrative volunteer.
Grief is a natural reaction to loss that each of us experiences differently. A caring person with a listening ear can make all the difference. Bereavement services are available for hospice family members and friends during the year following the death of a loved one.
Carle Hospice Bereavement Services can assist your family during this difficult time by offering:
Carle Hospice holds an annual Service of Remembrance to honor those in our program who died. Our memorial service is open to the public and features a theme of hope and healing. Your loved ones are remembered through music, readings and the lighting of candles.