For more than 35 years, Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care has been helping people cope with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. Our mission is to bring peace and comfort to patients and their families.
We offer both hospice care and palliative care. Hospice care is end-of-life care. Palliative care helps people at any stage of illness.
Experience the Blessing Difference: Hospice and Palliative Care
Our team of doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy, home health aides and volunteers provides compassionate care to people dealing with severe and terminal illnesses. We offer:
- Hospice care and palliative care: We offer both types of care, providing hospice care in several counties and palliative care for people in the hospital and some long term care facilities. Learn more about our hospice care services or our palliative care services.
- Years of experience: We have been serving the community for more than 3 decades, longer than other hospice programs in the region. Blessing was Illinois' first Medicare-certified hospice provider.
- Dedicated team: We are truly devoted to the work we do, and have both the experience and the credentials that matter. Our medical director and patient care supervisor are certified in both hospice and palliative care. This certification means that they have spent many hours caring for patients and have passed rigorous exams.
- Multiple Hospice locations: We provide services where you need them, operating in 2 Illinois offices with local staff in each area. Hospice offices include:
- Quincy - 936 Broadway
- Pittsfield - 321 Washington Street, Illini Community Hospital, Education Building
- Care coordination: We meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones at home or in long-term care facilities. If hospitalization is needed, Blessing Hospice will coordinate care and attend to all of the patient's needs. If you are uncertain whether it’s time to include hospice in your care plan or your loved one’s care plan, find out when to contact hospice.
- Accessibility: Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care is a non-profit organization. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. However, support by The Blessing Foundation allows us to provide care to patients and families regardless of their ability to pay.
- Advance Directives: In a situation when you can’t speak for yourself and make your own decisions regarding the healthcare you want, an Advance Directive can do two things: (1) name the person you want to make decisions on your behalf when you can’t and (2) provide that person and your health care team with information on the decision you would make if you could speak for yourself. Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care Services can assist with Advance Directives.
- Volunteer: Please use this form to apply to be a Blessing Hospice volunteer.