Accord Hospice is Better

 

 

 

Accord Hospice provides high quality, compassionate care to patients and their family by easing the journey through serious illness and loss. We provide guidance and support during the end of life with dignity and comfort alongside the people you know and trust.


Our Mission:
 Accord Hospice is committed to providing compassionate hospice care to individuals with a limited life expectancy and to providing support for their families and caregivers, as well as serving the community as a resource for the end of life care. This is accomplished by a customized interdisciplinary team of specialized experts who addresses the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patients, their families and their caregivers.

 

 

 

Who We Are

We know that each patient is unique, and our smaller, personalized care team focuses on individualized patient and family care.          The Accord Hospice Team is dedicated to providing the best care for our patients and their extended families.  We not only provide all of the basic hospice services required by law; but also we offer many additional services that most other hospices do not.

Here are the benefits and services our patients could receive:

  • Unlike most other hospice providers, we have a very low patient to nurse ratio to ensure that our nurses can dedicated more resources to each patient and deliver superior personalized care
  • Involvement of an Accord Hospice Physician
  • Coordinated care with the patient’s physician
  • Assistance navigating the health care system and Medicare/Medicaid certification
  • One call 24-hour-a-day on-call support ( we do not use an answering service)
  • All symptom management, including pain, and control
  • Assistance with daily care needs
  • Psychological and spiritual support
  • Family support and education Accord Hospice is Medicare-approved, which means that our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, military health plans and most private insurance companies.

 

       

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.

As demonstrated through ACHC accreditation, Accord Hospice provides high-quality, compassionate hospice and palliative care services in Lake, Cook and DuPage Counties. Not only do we provide the basic hospice and palliative care services required by law, we offer many additional services that standard hospices do not. Here are the additional benefits and services our patients receive:

  • Involvement of an Accord Hospice or Palliative Care Physician        
  • 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 and symptom management and control
  • Psychological and spiritual support
  • Support and education for patients' loved ones

At the heart of hospice is the belief that everyone has the right to dignity and freedom from pain at the end of life. This is why we are dedicated to creating personalized care plans, which give patients the specific care they need and deserve.

Accord Hospice is Medicare-approved, which means that our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, military health plans and most private insurance companies. 

At Accord™ Hospice, we are committed to providing the best hospice and palliative care experience available. This commitment is demonstrated through our ACHC accreditation .

In every area of hospice care, we try to do more than what is required—and expected. The desire to do more can be seen in the passion and commitment of our staff and volunteers. It can also be measured by the services we offer, which go above and beyond what typical hospices offer.

How Accord Hospice Goes Above and Beyond
Unlike many hospice programs, Accord provides the following services:

  • We are dedicated to a low nurse to patient ratio to provide best in class care.  We never rush through our visits with patients, our time is dedicated to serving the needs of our patients and their families, not a packed routine schedule.
  • We offer board-certified physicians.
  • Our medical directors regularly see our patients and are available for direct patient care.
  • We have an unrestricted access program, even for some of those eligible patients pursuing aggressive treatments like radiation or chemotherapy.
  • Because of our physician involvement, we provide a broad spectrum of medications and treatments for symptom relief.
  • We have a tenacious commitment to providing quality and compassionate care, as demonstrated through ACHC accreditation.

  

Within our power, we are committed to providing the best hospice and palliative care experience available. That commitment is expressed in our Seven Point Pledge.

Accord™ Hospice pledges to:

1. Admit all hospice-eligible referrals the same day, unless requested otherwise. Patients deserve timely care and action, especially as they approach end-of-life.

2. Provide direct, extensive physician involvement in the care of each patient. Experts highly trained in hospice and palliative care are involved and available to make personal visits.

3. Achieve acceptable pain control on all patients. No patient should live in pain. That's why we place such an emphasis on delivering pain management in a timely and caring manner.

4. Respond to all patient-related calls within 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A patient's condition doesn't take a day off, and neither do we.

5. Provide a hospice staff presence at the time of death. We'll be there at this important time, as we have throughout the process, to provide comfort and support.

6. Maintain an unrestricted options philosophy regarding patient admissions. We believe in making hospice care available to all those who are eligible.

7. Offer palliative care consults and advanced care planning services. These continuing health care services are important, so we offer expertise in both areas. 

 


  
   
     (847) 780 - 4594

Fax (847) 574-0440
                        
                info@accordhospice.com         

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