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Providing Unwavering Guidance and Support for More Than 40 years

Founded in 1982 as Joliet Area Community Hospice, Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider licensed in 11 counties in Illinois. We provide exceptional serious illness care, hospice care and grief support for adults and children.

At Lightways, we know how important time is. Our goal for all patients and families is simple: Time together with less pain and more joy.

We are expanding our outreach, and we need committed and compassionate staff who can:

  • Manage a caseload of patients with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Use their skills to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Provide compassionate care to our patients and families in their residence or facility.

Award-Winning Organization

Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care has been named a 2021, 2022 and 2023 Top Workplace in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune. Selection was based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC. This anonymous survey measured 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization.

It is so rewarding helping patients that are towards their end of life and focusing on their comfort and quality of life.

2023 employee survey response

The encouragement I get, when I just feel like I am just doing the job motivates me daily.

2023 employee survey response

I feel that Lightways has a great reputation in many communities. We would not have the presence we have today if we weren’t dedicated to the mission.

2023 employee survey response

I assist patients and their loved ones in their darkest times and needs…. Lightways teams work so close and well together in supporting pt/family needs.

2022 employee survey response

I enjoy the hands-on care I’m able to give to my patients. I also find it satisfying to provide education and emotional support to patients’ families. I feel very supported by my manager and my co-workers. Everyone works as a team. I’m proud to be working at Lightways.

2022 employee survey response

Managers and other nurses support me in learning how to best care for my patients and their families. I’m encouraged to take on challenges knowing I have support if needed.

2022 employee survey response

I feel that Lightways is ahead of the game in hospice care. I feel that we provide care services that other hospices do not offer. I like that we change as healthcare changes and meets the needs of our local communities.

2021 employee survey response

Benefits at Lightways

Lightways offers an array of benefits for our full-time and part-time employees.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Outstanding benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Education reimbursement
  • Uniform allowance for our clinical team
  • Hybrid office and remote opportunities for our administrative team

Click here to learn more about Lightways’ benefits.

Current Career Opportunities

We are expanding our hospice and serious illness care outreach throughout northern Illinois.

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