We provide meaningful Resources for patients and families who want to learn more about hospice, end of life care, as well as offer numerous clinical and government resources

Grief Resources

Responsive image Support Someone Who is Grieving

A brief guide for caregivers to understand the physical and emotional symptoms their loved ones may experience at the end of life. Appropriate comfort measures are also suggested in this guide.

There is No Right or Wrong Way to Grieve After a Loss

This brochure describes how people react to and experience grief.

Grief Resources for Children

When a Child Dies

This brochure describes the things you can do to support the child’s family.

Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Loved One

This brochure describes some simple steps you can do to help a child in this very difficult time.

Community Resources

Sanctuary Hospice Support Groups

Sanctuary provides regular bereavement support groups for our patients’ families. Contact info@SanctuaryHospiceIL.com or call 312.662.1009 to learn more.

Illinois Advance Directives

The State of Illinois offers numerous helpful advance directive forms which are legal documents allowing individuals to convey decisions about end-of-life care well ahead of need, communicating desires to family, friends and health care professionals and avoiding the potential for future confusion. Included on the state site are:

  • Directive to Physicians - also known as a Living Will
  • Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) or Practitioner Order of Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Statutory Durable Power of Attorney - for property only, not medical decisions
  • Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

Guide for Caring for the Seriously Ill

The onset of a serious illness can affect much more than a person’s health. Knowing what steps to take to get your financial and legal affairs in order is often vitally important not only to you, but to your loved ones. This guide provides you information on several steps to consider, if you or your loved one faces serious illness.

Additional Resources

We have provided a collection of articles and scholarly journals that may prove helpful in better understanding hospice care and how it relates to end-of-life care options. We hope that you find this information useful.