JourneyCare Foundation is now the HAP Foundation

An Independent Non-Profit

The HAP Foundation

is improving care for the seriously ill and their families in Illinois by

Leading the Way

with advocacy and research

Increasing Access

to care with education and workforce development so the care you need is there for you, your loved ones and your community.

Helping people live their best life with informed options

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Join Us for the Butterfly Run + Walk + Flutter

Join us on October 2, 2022. We walk for our children. We walk for their memories. We walk together in support of GIPPCC and Missing Pieces and our mission to support seriously ill children and grieving families.

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The HAP Promise

Our promise to you: deliver best in class patient-centered hospice and palliative care education and research. We truly believe in the transformative power of education. All those with serious illness deserve to live their best life to the fullest on their terms. We are here to make sure all have access to resources and we are committed to breaking down barriers in end-of-life care.

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Our Mission

Improving hospice and palliative care through groundbreaking education and research.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We embrace diversity and are committed to proactively promote health equity and social determinants of health in post-acute care.

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Education/Resources

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Understanding the Situation

If you or someone close to you has just received a diagnosis, or you have been living with a serious health issue for some time, it may be helpful to stop and think about the following: Are there aspects about your (or your loved one’s) condition that you don’t understand? Does the medical team explain…

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What is Palliative Care?

Adults with serious illness often live with physical and emotional pain. Palliative care is specialized medical care that helps to manage patient symptoms and focuses on improving the quality of life for both the patient and their family. The palliative care team works with the individual’s current doctors to enhance patient care. Working with the…

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Choosing and Finding a Palliative Care Provider

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, are having difficulty managing symptoms, or have had multiple hospitalizations or emergency room visits, palliative care may make your life and that of your family much easier.  If you are considering palliative care, the following questions that may help you identify a…

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What is Hospice Care?

When people hear the word “hospice” they think that death is imminent, doctors have given up and there is nothing left that can be done. On the contrary, hospice care can look very different. If started early, people with a life-limiting illness can live fully and comfortably with a coordinated healthcare approach that focuses on…

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How to Find a Hospice Provider?

Selecting a Hospice Provider Just like selecting any other medical care, if you or someone you care about needs the support of hospice, it is important to find a provider that is a good fit. Click here to learn more about hospice care. There may be a number of organizations that provide care in your…