ABOUT US

When a cure is no longer attainable, Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but strives to validate a life, provide comfort, and promote emotional healing for patient and family.

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CONTACT US

Phone: (517) 437-5252

On-call Nurse: (517) 398-4380

Fax: (517) 437-5253

Email: hospiceofhillsdalecounty@gmail.com

ADDRESS

124 S. Howell St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

 

SERVICES

"We can’t add days to our patient’s life,

but we can add life to their days."

WHAT IS HOSPICE?

Hospice of Hillsdale County Services provide dignity and comfort for the dying, and hope for the living. Patients and their loved ones are made comfortable, safe, and are provided with medical, emotional, and spiritual support they need and deserve.

 

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.

SERVICES

Physician services

Nursing service based on an individual plan of care

Hospice aide and homemaker service

Medical social services

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy as needed

Short term inpatient care for pain control or crisis

Volunteer Services

Pastoral care

Music Therapy

Grief Support, including Bereavement Counseling

WHEN IS IT TIME FOR HOSPICE?
  • A patient is diagnosed with a life limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course.

 

  • A patient is no longer receiving curative treatment, chemotherapy, radiation, transfusions.

 

  • Symptom management is now the primary goal.

 

  • The patient and family understand and accept the hospice concept of care.

MUSIC THERAPY

Music Therapy was added as a service to Hospice of Hillsdale County patients and families after funding was received from a Hillsdale County Community Foundation grant in 2016. Weekly individualized sessions are available to all patients, which enhances their quality of life. It also lessens anxiety, provides companionship, reduces feelings of isolation and encourages participation during the session. There is never a charge for Music Therapy services. The services are provided by a board certified music therapist.