Why Unity Hospice?
We understand this is a difficult time. At Unity Hospice and Palliative Care, we will provide extraordinary care for both patients and their loved ones.
“Unity Hospice helped increased my mother’s level of comfort and awareness by giving her social contact and kindness. Thank you very much.”
In 1992, Unity Hospice was founded on the belief that all people should be able to experience a peaceful, pain-free, comfortable passing, regardless of their ability to pay. We believe also that everyone has the right to determine how and where they would like to die, and Unity Hospice will provide the compassionate support for the patient and their loved ones.
Unity Hospice’s mission is to provide comprehensive care, support and education to people facing life-limiting illness, those who love and support them, and the communities we serve. Since our inception, we have helped thousands of patients and their loved ones.
Hospice and palliative care is all we doYou should find comfort in the fact that we only do hospice and palliative care, allowing us to focus on what is most important—the care and comfort of our patients and their loved ones. We are end-of-life and symptom management experts. Thousands of patients have trusted our experienced staff and our focused expertise in this area, and we hope you will as well.
We are family-owned and operatedBeing family-owned allows us to put people before profit. We welcome you and your loved ones to our family. Care and compassion is at the core of who we are, and it permeates everything we do.
We are always here.We are here for you 24/7, every day of the year.
We are quick and responsive.Every moment matters to you and your loved ones. We respond quickly in all aspects—from paperwork to admission (usually in 24 hours or less), to setting up the appropriate medical equipment. Once a patient is on our care, we you offer you peace of mind with 24/7 availability should any emergency arise.
We are award winning.We have been voted a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace by our employees the past five consecutive years, more than any other hospice in the greater Chicago/Northwest Indiana area. Our people are passionate about their work, and it shows in the care they give our patients—and each other.
We provide enhancements to improve patient’s lives.Hospice is about choosing to live the life one wishes. That’s why we offer a litany of patient enhancement programs, including Paws for Patients, Hospice for Heroes, Music and Memory, and many more.
We provide our own medical equipment.It is important that your medical equipment is in excellent working order and is set up by an expert. We provide our own medical equipment and supplies, allowing us to act immediately when taking care of a patient's needs. Our own in-house hospice equipment professionals will deliver and set-up your equipment.
DNR is not necessary.Unity Hospice accepts that everyone’s desires are different. We do not require our patients to have a DNR in place in order to begin our care.
Our staff is trained in Professional Standards.All our staff undergoes rigorous training in the Unity Hospice Professional Standards on a continuous basis to ensure that you receive the highest level of compassionate care at all times.
Testimonial from loved ones
“I could not have helped (loved one) the last two months without your help. You gave me peace of mind and strength to help him to the end because I knew I wasn’t alone in this journey.”