For many patients, their wish is to be at home, pain free in the company and care of loved ones. We help them make the most of the time remaining focusing on living each day to the fullest. For others, their home may be an adult foster care or skilled nursing facility where they reside, and hospice care is delivered to them there.
Here are the services we provide:
- Physician services
- Nursing service based on an individual plan of care
- Hospice aid and homemaker services
- Pain and symptom management
- Medicine, supplies, and equipment
- Nutritional guidance
- Medical social services
- Pastoral care
- Volunteer services
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy as needed
- Bereavement care
- Short term in-patient care for pain control or crisis
- 24 hour on-call availability of a registered nurse and the Hospice team for emergencies
Below you'll find some additional information about these services.
Grief is a personal experience and each person grieves differently. A variety of grief support services and programs are available to hospice families for 14 months after their loss as well as anyone in the community having experienced the loss of a loved one.
Hospice of Hillsdale County offers a speakers bureau at no charge to the community.
Our volunteers provide companionship and support for patients by reading, or writing letters for them and offering a listening ear. They may run small errands, give caregivers a brief respite by staying with the patient, prepare a light meal or housework. Our volunteers can not do any hands on care with patients.