End of Life

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  • AGING SERVICES AND ADVOCACY

    AGENCY: THE CARE PLAN
    ADDRESS: Chicago 60601
    CONTACT: Jacqueline Boyd
    PHONE: 630-479-0083
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    8:00a.m. – 6:30p.m. Monday through Friday

    At The Care Plan, we cultivate a culture of client-directed care. Our client-directed approach to care means that we keep you firmly rooted at the center of health and aging decisions. We listen first, share expertise and advice on your aging future. Prepared with knowledge and perspective gleaned from our years of expertise, you are able to anticipate potential needs and plan accordingly. It is impossible to have your wishes executed if you have not prepared adequately to age. Failure to plan ahead generally results in choosing the path of least resistance when faced with a health challenge, and it is easy to fall between the cracks.

    Aging Services include: Identity, health profile, care needs, support system, end-of-life wishes, legacy planning, financial resources, advanced directives, and legal protection.

    All of our services are tailored to meet your individual needs, however, these are the areas we find our LGBTQI-identified clients most often desire assistance and support: Same-Sex relationship rights, homophobia & trans phobia discrimination prevention, HIV discrimination prevention, trans & gender spectrum 101, pronoun preference & name enforcement, and family of choice.

    We work to provide affirming care to transgender and gender expansive individuals who seek our services. We recognize these individuals often have experienced barriers to quality health and aging services due to discrimination, ignorance, and intolerance. We explicitly educate our practitioners on harm reduction.

    Associated Tags: advocacy , aging services , care needs , discrimination , education , end of life , harm reduction , lgbt , LGBTQ , mistreatment , Training

  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

    AGENCY: EDWARD HINES, JR. VA HOSPITAL
    ADDRESS: 5000 S. 5th Ave., Hines, IL 60141
    CONTACT: Lorry Luscri and Mandi Evanson
    PHONE: (708) 202-8387
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Every Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

    Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus, offers primary, extended and specialty care to all veterans and is a key treatment facility within the Great Lakes regional network of VA hospitals and outpatient clinics. Specialized clinical programs include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery. The hospital also serves as the southern tier hub of the Great Lakes region for pathology, radiology, radiation therapy, human resource management and fiscal services.

    Hines VA hospital is a leader in treatment equality and is committed to providing quality care to all veterans, including the estimated 26,000 Illinois veterans who identify as LGBT. In order to provide culturally-sensitive and appropriate services to the LGBT community, Hines VA hospital emphasizes four core elements: 1) patient non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, 2) an equal visitation policy that allows any person the patient chooses, including same-sex partners to be present during a patient’s stay, 3) an employment non-discrimination policy, and 4) training in LGBT patient-centered care. Their efforts in promoting equality were recognized in 2013 by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index as being a leader in LGBT Health Care Equality.

    Hines VA hospital currently operates 471 beds and six community based outpatient clinics in Elgin, Kankakee, Oak Lawn, Aurora, LaSalle, and Joliet. Over 600,000 patient visits occurred in fiscal year 2010 providing care to over 54,000 veterans, primarily from Cook, DuPage and Will counties. In FY 2010 the budget for Hines was over $510 million, allowing them to provide a wide range of primary and specialty services to all members of the veterans community.

    Associated Tags: adult , basic needs , case management , counseling , end of life , health , homeless services , intensive treatment , mental health , prevention & wellness , primary care , specialty care , substance use , veterans

  • Funeral and Cremation Services

    AGENCY: CHICAGO PRIDE FUNERALS AND CREMATION SERVICES
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: Boguslaw “Bogie” Gal
    PHONE: (773) 998-2425
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    A family-run company providing funeral & cremation services with pride and respect for all people.
    When a loved one passes away, honoring that person is an important first step toward healing.

    We are here to help you create a tribute, celebrate the life and preserve the legacy of your loved one. Funeral Director Boguslaw “Bogie” Gal proudly serves ALL with honor and respect, as one family, throughout the Chicago and suburban area. He is able to to recognize and meet the diverse needs of each individual and family, regardless of religion, nationality, lifestyle or beliefs.

    We know that individuals and families come from a diverse variety of backgrounds, lifestyles and beliefs, and as such the care and services we offer are catered to meet that diversity. Whatever the circumstances or time of day, one of your first calls should be to a licensed funeral director. We are here to help you:
    • Transport your loved one
    • Obtain a death certificate
    • Select a casket, urn and/or grave marker
    • Arrange the funeral, memorial and/or burial service
    • Prepare the obituary
    • Assist with National and International shipping, with expertise in shipping and receiving to and from Poland
    • Assist you with other notifications and support

    Personalized Funeral Services
    We are experienced and knowledgeable in the funeral customs of many religions as well as in providing a variety of services to a diverse background of people. We offer services in English, Polish and Spanish upon request. Whether traditional or contemporary, and from special music to memorial DVD’s, we can personalize a service that is meaningful for you, your family and friends

    Associated Tags: basic needs , Chicago Pride Funerals and Cremation Services , cremation , end of life , funeral

  • Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care

    AGENCY: RAINBOW HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
    ADDRESS: 1550 Bishop Ct., Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (847) 685-9900
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care provides comfort and dignity for individuals at the end of their lives – just as it has done for thousands of patients over the past 30 years. Our organization extends that comfort to support bereaved loved ones of Rainbow Hospice patients and others in the greater Chicago community including residents of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will Counties.

    Rainbow Hospice Chicago Office
    Chicago Office Sts Mary & Elizabeth Hospital (Location does not receive mail service)
    1431 North Claremont Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60622
    P: (773) 237-5950

    Rainbow Hospice Oak Park Office
    Oak Park Arms (Location does not receive mail service)
    408 S. Oak Park Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60302

    Associated Tags: basic needs , bereavement , end of life , Hospice , Palliative Care , Rainbow Hospice , Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care