It is hard for older adults to have a stranger come into their homes and help with tasks that they have done on their own most of their lives. Yet, even a few hours of help from the right person can make all the difference in the world, easing their fears and stress and improving their functional independence and emotional life satisfaction.
- Ruth Friedman,
Founder and President

End of Life Care

Dignity and Comfort

We have been working with hospices for the past decade to make the wish of dignity and comfort in the final phase of life a reality for our clients.  Our staff coordinates closely with the hospice team to meet all needs.  With good advanced end-of-life planning, hospice care and a personal caregiver, spending the final days in the comfort of your own home is a near certainty. 

Hospice care is provided as a benefit through Medicare and most private medical insurances and offers the services of a registered nurse, bath aide, social worker, chaplain and volunteers.  However, the hospice benefit does not provide 24-hr care except in cases of crisis or short-term respite.  Typically, a hospice nurse visits once or twice a week, a bath aide twice a week and then other services only as needed.  Families will often supplement this wonderful care with a personal caregiver for extra bath visits or as much as 24-hr care to ensure that the patient has all the help they need to remain in their home. 

Care in the Home is a preferred provider in personal care services and home skilled care for Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. 

For more information on palliative care and hospice, please contact Midwest CareCenter at 847-467-7423 or visit their website at