Schaumburg

Community-based hospice care for the greater Chicago area.


Phone: 847-619-5888
Fax: 877-771-4290

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