"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.
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
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 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.