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COVID-19 Updates

As our communities address and manage the COVID-19 risk, please know that Joliet Area Community Hospice continues to provide hospice care, palliative care and bereavement services at the Hospice Home, at patient residences or in care facilities. We are following all safety and health guidelines put out by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and […]

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COVID-19 Statement

COVID-19 Statement from Joliet Area Community Hospice—March 13, 2020 As our communities address and manage the COVID-19 risk, please know that Joliet Area Community Hospice continues to provide hospice care, palliative care and bereavement services at the Hospice Home, at patient residences or in care facilities. We are following all safety and health guidelines put […]

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Senior Direct of Development Named

Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) has named Eileen Hooks Gutierrez as the new Sr. Director of Development and Communications. Gutierrez succeeds Jackie Bersano who retired at the end of 2019. Gutierrez comes from the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, IL after 16 years as their Director of Development and Project Liaison.  In that […]

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) will be celebrating and honoring Vietnam Era Veterans at their inaugural Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration to take place at American Legion Post 18, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport, on Saturday evening, March 21, 2020. Vietnam Veterans who may never have been appropriately welcomed home – who were never applauded […]

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Annual Dinner Fundraiser – Safari Sunset – A Journey of Life

Hakuna Matata! “No worries for the rest of your days,” state the lyrics from a song featured in Disney’s “The Lion King.”  That is the goal of Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) – to allow our hospice patients to be comfortable and worry-free for the rest of their days. Now serving eight Illinois Counties: Will, […]

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JACH Development Director Retires

Joliet Area Community Hospice’s (JACH) Senior Director of Development and Communications, Jackie Bersano, has announced her retirement at the end of this year. During her six-year tenure with JACH, Bersano has passionately represented the organization at countless fundraising and networking functions in the community, has brought in new supporters to JACH’s numerous fundraising and friend-raising […]

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Palliative Care Proves Beneficial for Shorewood Family Dealing with Serious Illness

Contact: Debra Robbins Director, Marketing/Community Relations (815) 300-7562 E-Mail: drobbins@silvercross.org Palliative Care Proves Beneficial for Shorewood Family Dealing with Serious Illness New Lenox, IL (Nov. 21, 2019) — A year ago October, Don Budd of Shorewood was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Without warning, he and his wife Tania were faced with serious decisions about his […]

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Illinois Mandates Education Relating to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

It may not be new to any reader that the United States population is aging.  The aging of baby boomers is giving rise to the “graying of America”, with people age 65 and older expected to nearly double from where it is today to 95 million by 2060.  It may also not be surprising that […]

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Caesars Foundation Grant SCS

The Caesars Foundation awarded Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) with a $10,000 grant towards the agency’s current Remembering from the Heart Campaign for the Hospice Home for the addition and renovation of the hospice home inpatient unit. Randy Conroy, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel and other members of his team presented a $10,000 check from the Caesars Foundation to JACH Chief Executive Officer Mary K. Sheehan and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Brassea. After the check presentation, the Harrah’s executives toured the existing inpatient unit and learned more about all the improvements and changes to come.

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