Adding Life to Our Patients’ Days Through Compassionate Care
Hospice of Hillsdale County offers superior, caring services to persons of all ages with limited life expectancy. Hospice care is a covered Medicare/Medicaid benefit, as well as many private insurance companies. We accept patients regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay, and we never bill our patients or their families.
Music therapy involves a variety of methods to help patients get relief from anxiety, stress, pain depression and uses different coping skills to assess emotional needs. Suitable for all ages.
Our Full Range of Hospice Services
At Hospice of Hillsdale County, we offer comfort for the dying and hope for the living with a full range of services. These include:
- 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
- And more
Our Best Practices for Hospice Care
When opting for hospice care for your loved one, they do not need to change physicians, and they are not required to have a primary caregiver (though it is encouraged). We follow the medication recommendations of primary care physicians but also have a medical doctor on staff to make recommendations. A physician must write an order for hospice care and certify that the patient has a limited life expectancy. A physician order is always obtained when a change in treatment is necessary. Hospice will never discontinue service to a terminal patient who outlives their prognosis if the attending physician and the hospice team feel the patient meets hospice criteria.
Hospice of Hillsdale County accepts patients regardless of insurance coverage. Our organization handles all the insurance paperwork, and we never bill your family. We are also an approved Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Great Lakes Health Plan participant. Being certified allows us to bill insurance companies for the care and supplies we provide to our patients. We bill Medicare, Medicaid, and all other private insurance companies.
Our social workers and nurses work with patients who need additional care that family or friends can't provide. Occasionally, this may mean assisting you in hiring additional help, placement outside the home, or transfer to another hospice in a locale where family members live.