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Hospice Care of America 

Organization Information

Name:
Hospice Care of America 
City:
Rockford IL 
Type:
Hospice 
Lead:
No 

Organization Description

Hospice Care of America is an independent hospice service provider, founded in Rockford, IL in 2004. Currently in the process of becoming Joint Commission accredited. We Honor Veterans. Level III hospice provider.

Contact Information

Name:
Marty Johnson-Swagerty, RN 
Title:
Founder/CEO 
E-mail:
Phone:
815-222-5286 

Special Instructions for Contacting

May call anytime.

Service Area

Geographic:
Northwestern Illinois 

More Information Regarding Service Area

Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties.

Primary Service Population

Primary:
All elderly 

More Information Regarding Primary Population

Palliative care program to provide in-home symptom management consultations and monitoring for individuals who do not meet hospice criteria but have troublesome symptoms from advanced disease processes, which may be requiring frequent hospitalizations.

Service We Can Provide

In-home nursing and nurse practiioner or physician visits in consulting role with attending physician, or as attending if needed, to decrease hospitalizations and prevent individuals from "falling through the cracks" of the healthcare system. Individuals who meet hospice criteria will also receive full 24/7 benefits of interdisciplinary team home visits from hospice physician, nurse, CNA, social worker, chaplain, therapists, volunteers and bereavement counselor; DME to keep individual safe and comfortable at home, including low-air-loss mattresses to prevent skin breakdown; medications related to terminal illness; and bereavement services for family for one year after the death of their loved one. Data reflecting patient and family satisfaction with healthcare system following referral to hospice program upon discharge from the hospital.

Desired Partners

We Want to Find the Following Type(s) of Partner(s)

Lead:
Yes 
General Hospital:
Yes 
Substance Abuse/Mental Health:
Yes 
Primary Health Clinic:
Yes 
Physician Group:
Yes 
Public Health:
Yes 
Home Health:
Yes 
Hospice:
Yes 
Medical Equipment:
Yes 
Social Service or Community-Based:
Yes 
Dental:
Yes 
Another Kind:
Yes 

More Information Regarding Another Kind of Partner

Partner Other: Nursing Home Partner

Desired Partners: Lead partner, hospital partner, community-based physician clinic/group partner(s), nursing home partner(s).

Additional Information

Noted for innovative pain and non-pain symptom management including terminal delirium; decreasing hospitalizations; same-day admissions; extensive palliative care, community education, volunteer and bereavement programs; and partnering with other community healthcare providers. Serves eight counties in NW/NC Illinois. Sattelite office in Freeport, IL.