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Palliative Care Services

The issues surrounding an acute or complex illness can be difficult to manage.  That is why Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital partners with Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter to provide palliative care services that help you understand your prognosis and the care options available to you.

Palliative care helps you manage the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of an acute or complex illness. We tailor our services to your needs and provide support to loved ones who have a critical role in your health and well-being.


What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care aims to improve your quality of life by relieving the symptoms associated with serious illness. It can begin at any stage of a life-altering illness—at the time of diagnosis is best—to help you live with your illness, manage side effects of aggressive, curative treatment and find ways to handle the day-to-day challenges. Palliative care can help shift the medical approach from crisis intervention to crisis prevention; for example, good symptom management can help avoid an unwanted hospitalization.


How does Northwestern Lake Forest's Palliative Care work?

Palliative Care Services is a consultative service.  This means that, at the request of your attending physician, palliative care specialists can evaluate your condition to help you make treatment decisions.

Using a team approach, Midwest CareCenter physicians, advance practice nurses, social workers and chaplains, work with Northwestern Lake Forest healthcare professionals and your personal physician to improve your quality of life before, during and after treatment. We work together to relieve and manage your symptoms, coordinate your care and identify supportive services that can help you continue to live well.

These services are available to you in the hospital and then can be taken to your home or skilled nursing facility when you are discharged. To learn more, please read our Frequently Asked Questions about Palliative Care.


To schedule a consultation, your attending, primary care physician or you can contact our Palliative Care Services team at 847.535.8181.

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We offer a variety of appointment times to best fit our patients' busy schedules. Please call to determine the best appointment time for you.

Palliative Care Services

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