Hearts for Hospice
Buy a heart, during the month of February, to show your support for hospice services in our region. In February 2020, we collected over $2500 to directly support Hospice patients. Purchased hearts were displayed in the Medical Center Gift Shops in Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland and West Branch, and the Home Care Medical Equipment Showrooms in Gratiot and Midland.
MidMichigan Home Care supports terminally ill individuals by providing comfort and care during the final months of life. Hospice provides clinical management of pain and other symptoms to allow individuals to live as fully as possible. Hospice staff members provide care in patients' residences, whether they live at home, at a friend or family member's home, nursing facility, an assisted living center or a foster care home. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, research has shown that Medicare beneficiaries that opted for hospice care as opposed to other medical interventions when faced with a terminal illness lived, on average, 29 days longer than those who did not receive hospice care.
MidMichigan Home Care offers both in-home care and a hospice house. Our hospice house, Woodland Hospice House, is located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and offers an alternative to in-home hospice care when individuals are no longer able or desire to remain in their own homes. Proceeds will offset the cost of hospice care for patients seeking hospice services in their homes or in our Woodland Hospice House who otherwise cannot afford it.