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Joliet Hospice
Joliet Area Community Hospice

About Us


Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) is a not-for-profit, community based, state licensed and Medicare/Medicaid certified hospice, palliative care and bereavement services agency serving Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Livingston and increasing portions of Cook, DuPage and Kankakee counties.

Our Mission

Real People – Real Care – Your Family

JACH provides quality end-of-life hospice care for adults and children diagnosed with a limited life expectancy, palliative care for adults and children with a life-limiting illness without a terminal prognosis, and grief support services for family members and the community. Care is provided wherever the patient calls home. No one in need of our services is turned away due to their inability to pay.

JACH is one of a handful of Illinois hospices taking care of seriously ill children with a dedicated Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Team. As the first free-standing Hospice Home in the state of Illinois, JACH’s 16-bed hospice inpatient unit provides short-term care for terminally ill adults or children who have pain or symptoms that are not manageable at home.

JACH is conducting a $3.5 million capital campaign to expand and renovate the Hospice Home inpatient unit with the opening planned for Winter 2020-2021.

Our hospice and palliative care teams focus on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and physical and mental stress of a serious illness; supporting families; and maximizing patients’ comfort to help everyone enjoy all of life’s moments.

Call 815-740-4104 for more information or to request care for your loved one or yourself.

JACH’s 178 member staff and 250 volunteers focus on providing the best possible care to the patients and families who come to us. Because of our excellent reputation in the community and unparalleled CAHPS survey scores relating to quality patient care, we have served over 32,000 patients since our founding in 1982. Our growing programs currently care for a record 380 hospice patients and 230 palliative patients every day.

​As a non-profit agency, Joliet Area Community Hospice receives additional funding from the United Way of Will County, United Way of Grundy County, grants, memorials, fundraising events, general donations, and bequests.

 

Facts

  • 178 full and part time employees
  • 250 active volunteers
  • Serves over 2,000 hospice patients a year wherever “home” is
  • Operates the first freestanding Hospice Home inpatient unit in Illinois which opened in 2004 and has 16 patient rooms
  • One of a handful of Illinois hospices caring for ill children from birth to 21 years old with a dedicated Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Team
  • Grief support services include individual and family counseling, support groups, workshops, special memorial events and summer youth camp.

For more information please visit our History Page