"While there was no purpose great enough for my son to have died, I was helped in that starting the hospice added meaning to his death. It really mattered that Tom lived."
- Luci Svoboda
Hospice is a philosophy of care for the individual with a limited life expectancy. It emphasizes compassionate care, quality of life, and choices. It recognizes dying as a natural part of life. Named after a courageous 17-year-old cancer patient, Tom Svoboda, our Hospice program has been caring for and about people since 1980 and has grown from a volunteer program to a not-for-profit, full-service, Medicare-certified Hospice that is accredited by the Joint Commission.
AMITA Health Adventist St. Thomas Hospice (ASTH) serves patients and families in the Chicago-area counties of DuPage, Eastern Kane, Northern Will and Western Cook.
Adventist St. Thomas Hospice recognizes death as the final stage of life. We are devoted to serving patients and families through compassionate, supportive, holistic care. We respect their dignity, rights and individuality, seeking to make the final days as comfortable and meaningful as possible.
"Once again our family was blessed with the services of St. Thomas Hospice. Everyone from Mom's hospice nurse to her nurse aide...treated her with compassion, love and respect. How could anyone ask for more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." -K.B., daughter of a patient.
We understand that choosing hospice care is a personal decision. With this in mind, the St. Thomas Hospice team is there for you every step of the way offering emotional, spiritual and physical support. Read about the services we have to offer. Learn more about a hospice patient's rights and frequently asked questions about our services. Our referral form is available for healthcare professionals, patients and family members to make an online referral.
"I wish we would have taken advantage of your services earlier. My mom just loved you guys! We didn't know what exactly hospice was all about." -K.S., daughter of a patient.
Our bereavement coordinators provide 13 months of support to the families of our patients through letters, literature and phone calls following the death of their loved one.
~Our bereavement support services are open to all community members dealing with loss, many free of charge.
~For children who have experienced a loss, we offer Tommy's Kids with several helpful options including two youth camp experiences as well as support groups during the year. Learn more about Tommy's Kids.
~For more information about bereavement services please call us at 630.856.6993.
Volunteers are cherished members of the Hospice team. Over 100 adult volunteers grace our Hospice with their assistance and service to patients and their families. Some volunteers may choose to serve within our office rather than through direct patient contact. Whatever path might suit you, there is always room for another caring person to help with our team. For information on our adult volunteer program please contact us at (630) 856-6998.
Your donations help the next family in need of our heart-healing care. Gifts are administered through Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, and our Hospice receives 100% of every donation. Click to learn more
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~Make an online memorial gift
Gifts by check can be mailed to
Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, P.O. Box 130, Hinsdale, IL 60522-0130, please be sure to include the name of the person you are remembering. We will forward any messages of comfort and condolence to the family.
Gifts to St. Thomas Hospice are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
AMITA Health Adventist St. Thomas Hospice
119 E. Ogden Ave. Suite 111
Hinsdale, IL 60521