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Hospice of Northwest Michigan is now Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist
Same organization. New Name. Adapted Work.
Hospice of Northwest Michigan is excited to announce its re-launch as Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist! The change takes effect October 1, 2019. For more information, please check out this website, read the following press release, and feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Stay tuned for more information.
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Articles and stories providing you with useful information and shared stories about illness and grief.
Jim and Gloria Meredith of East Jordan, who are resolutely facing Jim’s diagnosis of terminal bone cancer, recently shared their doubts and concerns in a Hospice newsletter. “Early on, I happened to mention to a nurse that I thought Hospice was a death curse,” Jim remembered. “Well, she turned out to be a Hospice nurse, and it was just the wrong thing, but really the best thing, I could have said to her, because right then was when my eyes were opened.”
The Meredith’s both admitted to more than one of the common misconceptions that label Hospice organizations and services. Gloria said, “I knew they did home visits and fundraisers, but that’s about it. Thinking about Hospice reminded me of that old book, ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in a way.” Jim then recalled, “I remember when I was a kid, when someone died or was dying, there would be a black wreath on their door. That describes the image of Hospice I had.” The Meredith’s misgivings have evolved into an appreciation for what Hospice has done for them throughout their journey.
“Hospice to me has really been an extension of my life and an improvement to the quality of our lives. Getting on Hospice is not the end. You’ve qualified for the best, not the worst that life has to offer,” Jim said.
All Hospice Team members to some degree are trained in and assist patients and family members to cope with grief and bereavement. The variation in how individuals experience loss is immense and may include anticipated loss. Hospice Team members plan to assist the hospice patient and family members cope with loss during the patient’s illness, […]
Hospice Program Eligibility: To be eligible for admission a physician must provide a statement (referral) providing a terminal diagnoses along with an estimation that the patient has, approximately, six (6) months or less to live. Some Blue Cross/Blue Shield patients in Michigan can take advantage of new expanded hospice benefit that provides coverage for up […]
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