Hospice of Lenawee provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to the people of our community during and after the last season of life.
Hospice of Lenawee was founded in 1982 in Adrian, Michigan, and is a non-profit organization focused on quality of life for those with terminal illnesses and their families.
The first modern Hospice was started in 1948 by Dame Cicely Saunders in a suburb of London, England. Saunders promoted specialized care for the dying, and introduced this concept to the United States in 1963. (Find out more about the History of Hospice Care from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.)
It’s a myth that all end-of-life care is alike – it’s not! Hospice differs from many palliative care programs by addressing the whole individual, including their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
Additionally, Hospice programs across the country are very different from one another in the services and treatments offered to patients and their families. Hospice of Lenawee is the only non-profit hospice based in the County, devoted to serve Lenawee County. We offer compassionate, personalized, patient-centered care to the terminally ill and their families.
Our focus is on our patients and those who love them. We maintain or improve each patient’s quality of life through a personalized patient care program designed with the patient, their family, their caregivers, and their physicians. Hospice of Lenawee offers knowledge, education, and resources to everyone in our community. We have team members available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Bereavement Team also offers support for families for thirteen months after the death of a loved one.
Hospice Home is for those who wish to spend their last days at home but cannot. Hospice Home was created to provide a home-type atmosphere where patients can rest in comfort. Thanks to our many donors, Hospice Home is a beautiful space filled with large rooms, private outdoor patios, and spanning views of our local woods and wildflowers. It is peaceful, relaxing, and comfortable.
Family and friends may visit Hospice patients at any time; there are no restrictions on visiting hours (family pets are also welcome). Enjoy the natural light filtering through large windows, soft easy chairs, and large screen TVs. The entire family will feel welcomed in our pleasant, soothing Hospice Home. Thanks to our generous community, Hospice of Lenawee operates the only in-patient hospice home in Lenawee County.
Immediate Past Chair
Immediate Past Chair
Margaret Coyne, OP
Maria Crane, MSW
Paul Gietzen, MD
Kathy Greenlee, RN
Julie Yaroch, DO
Carlton Cook, MD
Justin Voorhees, MD
Director of Finance
Director of Volunteers
LMSW Director of Bereavement Services
Amy Francoeur, RN, BAS
Director of Patient Care
RN, BSN - Patient Care Coordinator
RN, MSN - Staff Education Coordinator
RN - Patient Care Coordinator
RN – Admissions Coordinator
RN - Residence Manager
RN, BAS - Director of Patient Care
Registered Nurse Case Managers provide expert medical patient care at all times – 24/7/365 – through a plan developed with input from the patient, family, and other caregivers, such as physicians.
RN Case Managers are focused on each patient’s quality of life, as well as the quality of life of the patient’s family.
Hospice of Lenawee Social Workers are professionals and hold a Masters of Social Worker degree, at a minimum. They offer support, counseling, and resources for patients and their families.
The Social Work Team’s primary goal is to assist patients to continue living their lives as actively and meaningfully as possible.
Each patient will benefit from the personal care of our Hospice Aides.
Hospice Aides provide practical assistance to patients, their families, and the rest of the Hospice team. They help with daily care and offer support to family members.
Our Hospice Aides are highly trained by members of our team.
Our Triage Team meets the needs of our patients, families and providers over the phone and in person. They are responsible for triaging incoming calls, giving appropriate clinical options and educating callers when appropriate in addition to making patient visits as needed.
The Triage team’s primary goal is to support our patients and families ensuring that compassionate patient and family-centered care is provided with each interaction.
All beliefs are respected and supported by Hospice’s Spiritual Care Team. Working with each family, our Spiritual Care Team provides personalized attention and care that aligns with each patient’s individual belief system.
Our Spiritual Care Team is here to supplement support received from an individual’s faith leaders and community.
Though it’s a natural part of life, losing a loved one is challenging. Hospice of Lenawee is here for your family during Hospice care and after your loved one has died.
We’ll support you and your family for at least thirteen months, to help get you through the first year – including the First Birthday, the First Christmas, the First Anniversary. This is part of every Hospice of Lenawee care plan and gives the family time to grieve and heal.
If you have concerns or questions about Hospice, our Admissions & Education Team is here to help! We provide answers and education to all members of our community, both Hospice and non-Hospice families.
Physicians, caregivers, and family members may contact our Admissions Team for referrals and admittals to our facility.
You may also use our Online Referral Form.
A core part of our Hospice Team, Volunteers work in all parts of our program to offer assistance, education, support, and guidance. Volunteers are found in our office, leading support groups, at fundraisers, and helping in community events.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Rowe, at 517-263-2323.
To apply please download and print our Volunteer Application PDF and mail it to Hospice of Lenawee.