Schaumburg, Illinois

Community-based hospice care for the greater Chicago area.



Our Services

Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, formerly Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care, is a CHAP-accredited hospice provider, bringing clinical excellence and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones facing serious illness. Hospice care is delivered where patients live by our provider-led, interdisciplinary team who helps reduce suffering for the patient and loved ones. With hospice care, Optum helps patients and their families find the right care at the right time to continue to live each day to the fullest.

Optum is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you believe a patient or loved one is ready for our care services, please call 847-619-5888.

Bereavement Services

Optum provides community-based bereavement services to help grieving families and loved ones find peace and comfort. Through our services, bereaved loved ones can receive information and resources to help support them through their grief or choose to participate in our grief support groups. To learn more, contact us.

Volunteer Opportunities

With varied life experiences, individual strengths and unique personalities, volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team, serving as inspiration to patients, families and staff.  In return, many people who volunteer with Optum Palliative and Hospice Care find it brings meaning and purpose to their lives. 

To learn about our volunteer opportunities, contact us

Our Team

Here are some of the many compassionate and talented individuals on our care team.

Carol DeGrazia, Executive Director

Dr. Muna Salman, Medical Director

Dr. Barbara Brotine, Associate Medical Director

Dr. Gopal Rao, Associate Medical Director

Dr. Karin Tourk, Associate Medical Director

Theresa Ruopp, Clinical Services Manager

Joanne Reilley, Community Outreach Representative

Margaret O'Hare Vance, Community Outreach Representative

Philip Kenyon, Bereavement Coordinator

Karen Smith, Volunteer Coordinator

CHAP accreditation

Hospice care provided by Optum is CHAP accredited, a distinction that recognizes only those providing the highest standard of community-based hospice care. Learn more.

Volunteer with us

Interested in volunteering with our hospice program? Contact us today.

Proud partner of the We Honor Veterans program.

With the unique needs of today's Veterans in mind, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care is proud to support specialized care for Veterans via the We Honor Veterans program.

To learn more, click here.