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Hospice Patient Care

We are centered on compassionate, patient-centered care that maintains or improves your quality of life.

For Caregivers

Why Hospice of Lenawee is Different

Why Hospice of Lenawee is Different

Caregivers hold an important role in Hospice patient care. If you are a caregiver, we can help support you during this difficult time.

What Is Hospice?

As a caregiver, it’s important to know what Hospice Patient Care is. Hospice is specialized medical care for those at the end of life. Hospice addresses all aspects of the patient: physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. Our care focuses on the patient’s comfort and happiness. We work to manage pain, discomfort, and other symptoms to maintain or improve your loved one’s quality of life.

Hospice is flexible and can be offered in the patient’s home or in another facility or location. Many people wish to die at home, but unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. However, with Hospice, your loved one can stay at home and still receive the care he or she needs.

We also offer care and support services for you, the caregiver, during your loved one’s illness and after their death.

Your Role in Hospice Patient Care

As a caregiver, you have a special and unique role in patient care. If you are the primary caregiver, you will be the link between your family and Hospice. Caregivers assist with the patient’s personal care, food preparation, and other practical matters, like housekeeping, making appointments with doctors, transportation, and companionship.

Hospice also offers support for you and your family after the death of a loved one. For more information, please view our Grief Support services.

What to Expect from Hospice

Hospice care is unique for each patient. That means we’ll work with you, the caregiver, and your family to create a care plan that meets the patient’s needs. As a caregiver, we’ll be in continuous contact with you about your loved one’s condition, answer your questions, and help you prepare for the next stage.

Hospice patient care is here to support you as a caregiver. Your input is vital to your loved one’s care, and you and your family will always be involved in patient care decisions.

For Patients

For Patients

For patients facing a terminal disease and needing palliative care, Hospice is here. Your comfort and quality of life are the most important things during this time.

Why Choose Hospice?

If you face a terminal illness and are at the end of your life, Hospice can offer hope to you and your family. When you choose Hospice, you’ll receive medical care to help you manage pain and discomfort. We’ll work to create a unique, personal plan for you, based on your needs. We can help you reduce pain, feel less anxious, and offer comfort.

Personalized Patient Care

We work with you and your family to design a care plan that makes sense for you. Your comfort, well-being, and quality of life are our utmost concerns. Hospice is here to make the final stage of life better for you and your family.

For Patients

Your Quality of Life

Quality of life refers to your happiness, health, and comfort. It’s your personal experience. Hospice exists to help you maintain or even improve your quality of life during your time of care. We address medical needs, such as pain management and discomfort. But we also address your emotional, social, and spiritual needs. We’re here to help make your life comfortable. We’re also here to help support your family and caregivers.

For Physicians

For Physicians

For Physicians

Physicians play an important role in Hospice patient care. As a physician, you are vital to the health and well-being of your patients.

Overview

Hospice offers several levels of care provided by professional medical staff for those approaching death. Hospice care encompasses the patient, caregivers, and family, and offers palliative care for those with life-threatening illnesses. Medicare pays for the majority of Hospice care. Medicaid, insurance providers, and charity also help cover expenses. Learn more about Hospice Costs.

Benefits of Hospice for Your Patient

As a physician you may wonder what the benefits of Hospice are for your patient. We’re here to care for your patient at the end of his or her life, to maintain or improve quality of life, and to support the patient’s caregivers and family.

The benefits of Hospice are numerous! We work with patients, families, and physicians to create a personalize care plan that provides comfort, dignity, and support. Your patient can choose to stay in his or her home, or in a hospital or other care facility.

Each patient’s care plan is completely unique and personalized to that patient.

How to Work with Hospice

As part of your patient’s care team, you’ll be updated as to your patient’s care and condition during Hospice treatment. We are happy to work with your office to collaborate on your patient’s care.

We understand that you’re concerned with your patient’s health, comfort, and happiness. Hospice addresses these areas with your patient and with his or her family. We can help the patient stay at home by supplying needed equipment, medication, and more.

If you are unsure if your patient should be referred to Hospice care, please contact us about eligibility.