2017 TOP 20 HOSPICES IN ILLINOIS

As a Hospice Chaplaincy organization, part of our duties is to help clients find and compare hospices based on quality of care provided. Our conclusions on the best Hospices in Illinois came from available Hospice survey data on medicare.gov.

We looked at the following;

  • The patient’s care preferences and their beliefs and values being honored.
  • Managing Pain and treating symptoms.

We compared the scores from all the Hospices in Illinois and came up with this Top 20. CONGRATULATION!!!!! 

  1. ADVENTIST ST. THOMAS HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. LOURDES HOSPICE (Smaller patient load compared to adventist st. Thomas)

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100.0%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. ADVOCATE HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 99.8%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. UNITY HOSPICE OF WESTERN ILLINOIS

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 98.9%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 98.3%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 98.9%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 96.1%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100.0%
  1. BJC HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 99.4%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 99.6%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 98.1%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 97.6%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 95%
  1. UNITYPOINT HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 99.9%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 99.1%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 99.8%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM HOME & HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 99.9%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 99.6%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 98.9%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 98.8%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 99.2%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. HOSPICE OF ILLINOIS

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 99.5%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 98.8%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care100.0%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100.0%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 95.8%
  1. FHN HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 99.6%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 98.8%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 97.9%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 99.2%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100.0%
  1. UNITY HOSPICE OF CHICAGOLAND, LLC

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 96.7%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 96.5%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 98.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 97.5%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 98.3%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 98.9%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. KINDRED AT HOME HOSPICE, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 98.6%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 97.0%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 99.1%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 99.2%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100.0%
  1. HOSPICE CARE OF ILLINOIS
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 99.6%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 96.6%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 99.6%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 98.3%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 99.6%
  1. KINDRED AT HOME HOSPICE, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 99.6%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 96.3%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 99.1%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100.0%
  1. KISHHEALTH SYSTEM HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 99.6%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 98.8%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 95.9%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 98.7%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. PROVIDENCE HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 95.6%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 99.4%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100.0%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. NORTHERN ILLINOIS HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 99.7%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 94.3%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 95.6%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 99.7%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 99.3%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. APEX HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, INC

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 97.8%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 93.9%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 97.8%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100.0%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 71.0%
  1. HOSPICE OF THE ROCK RIVER VALL

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 98.9%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 85.7%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 92.5%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 97.7%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 95.2%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%
  1. ADVOCATE HOSPICE, BLOOMINGTON, IL

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 98.8%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 92.2%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 100.0%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100.0%
  1. OSF HOSPICE

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 100.0%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 99.8%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 90.1%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 99.2%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 98.4%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 100%

We hope that this data can benefit Hospice clients when choosing a hospice and to encourage Hospices to step up their quality of care because people are watching.

For any questions please email; saul@hospicechaplaincy.com

NATIONAL AVERAGE SCORES

  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care 98.4%
  • Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care 93.9%
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care 94.2%
  • Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem 78.7%
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care 97.5%
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath 94.8%
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation 93.5%

 

 

 



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