JourneyCare is the largest nonprofit provider of palliative and end-of-life care in Illinois, serving approximately 3,000 seriously ill individuals and their loved ones across a thirteen county region of Northern Illinois every day. We are proud to serve all of Vernon Township.
Our services include 24/7 staffing, community-based adult and pediatric palliative services, hospice care and care in one of four inpatient hospice centers. In addition, patient support programs including adult and youth counseling, integrative therapies, specialized care for Jewish and veteran patients and community-based outreach.
Like many community-based organizations, JourneyCare has been impacted by the spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks. As a healthcare provider, our clinical teams are working tirelessly and we recognize the increased strain that has been place to those on the front line. New measures have been put into place to ensure the highest level of safety of patients and families and our care teams.
Providing in-person visits to patients at nursing homes and long-term care facilities, as well as many patient in the home, has become increasingly difficult as many facilities have restrictions on visitors and many patients have concerns about home visits. JourneyCare launched a telehealth program that enables our clinical teams to conduct virtual visits so patients and families continue to receive the care they need during this crisis. In a similar effort, to observe social distancing in response to the coronavirus, we have begun conducting individual and group grief counseling sessions via phone or Skype videos.
For more information about our services, please visit www.journeycare.org or call us at 224-770-2489.