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What is the Difference between Hospice & Palliative Care?

When: November 6 at 10:30 A.M.
Where: Open Arms Solutions Facebook Page


The most common comment that we hear from families is that they wish they had experiences hospice care earlier in the illness. As with any important decisions, an open, frank discussion that isn’t occurring in the midst of a crisis can be helpful.

Join us for a Facebook LIVE discussion between Katie Monahan Brooks, Business Development Manager at Transitions Hospice, Dr. Kuljit Kapur, Chief Medical Officer at Transitions Hospice, and Julie Kollada, Founder of Open Arms. Katie & Dr. Kapur will discuss the differences between hospice and palliative care services and how they can benefit individuals managing a chronic illness or planning for terminal care.


Katie Monahan Brooks is the Manager of Business Development for Transitions Hospice. She provides continuing healthcare education for both the professional and consumer, builds partner relationships and guides prospective patients through the palliative care and hospice process. She began her career as a Music Therapist with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music working with the geriatric population; became a Resident Social Service Coordinator for dual diagnosis seniors; worked as a property manager in low-income senior housing; was the Marketing Director in skilled home health care; and assisted in opening an inpatient psychiatric hospital in northern Illinois as the Community Liaison. A commitment to respect and servant-leadership as organizational values brought her to her current role with Transitions Hospice in 2019.

Dr. Kuljit Kapur graduated from Benedictine University in 2002 on a full ride academic scholarship. She then attended medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2006. Ever since, her osteopathic medical training and philosophy has guided her in providing integrative, progressive, and quality medical care in the Chicagoland area. She began her career as a geriatric subacute rehab and long term care physician for Dreyer Medical Clinic, now Advocate Aurora Health Care. At that time, she provided palliative care consults in all Aurora/Naperville nursing homes and had a palliative care clinic at Rush Copley’s cardiology suite. Eventually, Dr. Kapur became the Medical Director at Symphony of Orchard Valley, where she lowered the readmission rate from 22% to 6% in just 5 years. In 2016, she became the Medical Director of Apex Hospice and Palliative Care, where she worked until 2020 provided her with the opportunity to join the Transitions team as CMO.

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