What is Lincolnland Hospice?
Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln cares for and supports people who are terminally ill and their families in their homes. It's a comprehensive program of care dedicated to controlling pain, relieving discomfort, and supporting the terminally-ill patient physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Hospice care is provided to every patient who is admitted to the program regardless of ability to pay. Lincolnland Hospice serves 19 counties in East Central Illinois from its main office in Mattoon, worksite in Paris and locations in Effingham and Casey.
Lincolnland Hospice Volunteer Program
Volunteers are an integral part of the Lincolnland Hospice team and provide a much needed contribution to Lincolnland Hospice. In the training class, individuals will cover: history, philosophy and goals; understanding responsibilities and duties; understanding grief and loss; and learning about terminal illness and its impact on both the terminally ill person and family members. At the end of the training class, participants will become certified as a hospice volunteer.
What is Included in Hospice Care?
Nursing services on an intermittent basis
Drugs for pain relief and symptom management
Home health aide and homemaker services
Medical supplies and equipment
Short-term inpatient care including respite care
Medical social services
Trained volunteers who provide companionship and assistance to families
What are the Goals of Hospice Care?
Support for the terminally ill person and family in decision making
Maximize quality of life
Emotional support through the bereavement period
Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?
Any person who:
Is terminally ill with a life expectancy of months rather than years
Is no longer receiving curative treatment
Resides in the service area
Has a primary caregiver
Understands the hospice concept and desires hospice care
Has a primary care physician
People in hospice care often have special wishes. They wish to speak to long-lost family members, revisit a favorite place or experience a simple dream. With Grant-A-Wish, we help meet end-of-life requests.
If you are interested in volunteering or need additional information, call Lincolnland Hospice of SBL at 1-800-454-4055.