News Archive 2011
Glenview couple playing music for "end of times"
Music-thanatology uses melody, harmony and rhythmn to calm patients close to dying.
Mather celebrates wtih resident, 109
Midwest CareCenter partnered with Mather Pavilion in Evanston to celebrate the 109th birthday of one of our patients.
Japanese tour of hospice honors Rev. Kamp
Midwest CareCenter was honored to host visitors from Nagoya, Japan to exchange ideas and information about hospice and palliative care.
Music that soothes
Jewish News Online
As Rhonda Wehner, coordinator of Jewish Care Services for Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, worked with seriously ill patients and their families, she discovered something that brought comfort to almost everyone involved: music.
We are building for the future
A peaceful setting that overlooks protected prairieland and gardens, the new inpatient pavilion will include 16 individual, light-filled patient rooms. The décor of each room will be conducive to patient comfort and tranquility, and will include a shower and pullout bed for loved ones who want to stay the night. Families will find rest and relaxation in the light-filled gathering kitchen, family room, meditation space and play area for children.
Calling all runners
In past years, Midwest CareCenter has held the 5K Challenge in the spring as a festive family friendly opportunity to support our important services. Because of the construction that now is underway on the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion, we are instead partnering with the National Hospice Foundation and its Run to Remember charity runner program.
Run to Remember teams are being formed for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Chicago Half Marathon 5K, and you are invited to participate. You also may select from a race of your choice to raise funds in support of hospice care. (The Chicago Marathon is currently sold out; however, Race to Remember has a limited number of registrations still available for its charity runners.)
When you made a gift in 2010, you helped …
- More than 550 of our 1,940 hospice patients find comfort and relief through music services.
- 400 grieving adults and more than 100 youth begin the journey through grief in a support group or individual counseling.
- 65 teens and children learn new ways to cope with their grief while engaging in a variety of activities with their peers at CampCare.
- 545 hospice patients receive care through Jewish Care Services, which address their specific cultural and faith traditions of end-of-life care.
- Provide $2.3 million in charity care and subsidized health services to our patients, many with little or no insurance coverage.