Providing Specialized Care and Comfort for Those Who Cannot Be Cured
"[Hospice] made caring for my mother at home so much easier and more comfortable by providing meds, equipment, and nurses. Can't imagine how much more difficult it would have been without this service."
The end of life, whether it takes months or days, can be a meaningful time for patients and their loved ones. Wheaton Franciscan Hospice offers an environment of hope at the end of life in which pain and symptoms can be managed and fears diminished.
Wheaton Franciscan Hospice brings this philosophy of care into homes, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and community-based residential facilities. As a faith-based organization, our goal is for each patient and family to achieve quality of life through emotional and spiritual support as well as physical comfort.
Hospice Care is tailored to meet the needs of each person and his or her family. It is delivered by a team that includes the family caregiver, physician, nurses, social workers, spiritual care staff, home health aides, volunteers and other health care professionals as needed.
We understand that dying is a transition, and grief is part of that process. Our hospice team is available to provide bereavement counseling to family members for a full year after the death of a loved one.
Wheaton Franciscan Hospice serves individuals in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, eastern Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties.
"After the doctors released me to your care, I must admit that I felt desperate to the point of losing every single hope. But today, after being in your care for more than two months, I want to say, and it won't be an exaggeration, that I am happier than ever despite the gravity of my sickness."
We Can Help
If you think that you or a loved one may benefit from hospice services, speak with your physician or hospital transition planning professional, or call our central telephone number at 414-874-6170 or 1-800-304-7837.
Wheaton Franciscan Hospice is supported by our Circle of Life Foundation, which accepts donations to provide end of life services, education to health care professionals and the community.