Big Enough To Do It All, Yet Small Enough To Care Advanced Boutique Hospice Delivering the Gold Standard of Care
Expert and Uniquely Personalized Hospice Care Delivering Utmost Comfort, Care and Compassion to Patients and Their Families. Accord Hospice provides end-of-life medical and supportive care where you live.
At the core of hospice care is the belief that each one of us has the opportunity and right to live with dignity, respect and compassion, comfortable and free of pain and other distressing symptoms, and to connect with those that we love in meaningful and fulfilling ways knowing that we and our loved ones will be supported by a caring, professional and experienced fully integrated hospice team of medical, healthcare, home care and counseling professionals. Accord Hospice is a private boutique hospice specialist team providing the highest quality service and care to patients and their families in the Cook, Lake, Kane, McHenry and DuPage Counties of Illinois. Accord Hospice™, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) under the ACHC Hospice Standards of Excellence.
ACHC accreditation recognizes that Accord Hospice meets the industry's highest nationally recognized standards. Less than 15 percent of all US hospice agencies are ACHC accredited. Accord Nurses are also formally Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) accredited to provide the highest quality professional hospice care - our "Gold Standard of Care".
How to Refer a Patient to Accord Hospice
Simply call us at 1-847-780-4594 and we will walk you through the referral process. We respond to all patient-related calls within 15 minutes—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If needed, patients can begin receiving hospice care the same day you contact us.
Preparing to Refer a Patient
We make it simple to refer a patient to Accord Hospice.
Call us at 1-847-780-4594 anytime—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—if you have questions about the referral process. We’re happy to help. Our Fax is (847) 574-0440.
Key Clinical Indicators for Hospice Care
The key clinical indicators for hospice or palliative care include:
Progressive decline in status despite curative treatments. Frequent hospitalizations. Repeat or multiple infections. Increased or uncontrolled pain. Progressive/profound weakness and fatigue. Shortness of breath with or without oxygen. Dependency (decrease in ADLs). Alterations in mental status. Weight loss.
Hospice has been demonstrated to improve the quality of life for patients with life-limiting conditions and disease, including:
Cancer. Cardiovascular disease. Congestive heart disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Neurological disease (e.g., Parkinson’s, ALS). Renal disease. Liver disease. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS/HIV).
What Accord Hospice Care Covers
We not only provide all of the basic hospice care services required by law; we offer many additional services that standard hospices do not. Here are the benefits and services our patients could receive:
Involvement of an Accord Hospice Care Physician. Unrestricted access to the therapies patients need. Coordinated care with the patient’s physician. Assistance navigating the health care system and Medicare/Medicaid certification. 24-hour-a-day on-call support. Pain management and control. Psychological and spiritual support. Family support and education. Massage Therapy. Music Therapy.
Accord Hospice is Medicare and Medicaid certified, which means that our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, military health plans and most private insurance companies.
"When you think of hospice you would never imagine the kind of care accord gives to a patient and their family. Julie and the "gang"were unbelievable. They were at our door in a heart beat to help with whatever they could to make my husband comfortable. Thank you again."