• Photo of Bonnie Sitter, MidMichigan Home Care patient.

    Hospice Helped Her Care for Her Husband During His Final Days

    "I loved the service... The nurses were very nice."

    Bonnie's Story

  • MidMichigan Home Care Butterflies in the Park summer memorial.

    Remember Loved Ones through Butterflies in the Park

    A donation of $25 releases an individual butterfly. Proceeds benefit MidMichigan Home Care patients and their families.

    Give Now

  • Photo of Gloria Cooper, MidMichigan Hospice Care patient.

    Hospice Care was there for Her Father, Mother and Husband- and Her

    "I can't imagine going through what I went through without that kind of help."

    Gloria's Story

  • Photo of Renee Hahan and Tracey Birdsell holding a photograph of their mother, Mary Thompson.

    Compassionate Care Helped Give Their Mother a Fulfilling End of Life

    "With their care, compassion and availability, it never felt like we were left without any resources."

    Renee & Tracey's Story

  • Photo of Woodland Hospice House, located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Hospice Care

Comfort and Care in the Last Phase of Life

Hospice is a home care program for terminally ill individuals and their families. Hospice provides clinical management of symptoms and pain, enabling you or your loved ones to live as fully and comfortably as possible while remaining in the familiar surroundings of home. It affirms life and regards dying as a normal process, one of life’s greatest challenges.

Hospice utilizes a team approach to provide care and support to you and your family before and after the death.

Our 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. In addition, MidMichigan Home Care offers the Woodland Hospice House, located in Mt. Pleasant Michigan. The Woodland Hospice House is a beautiful 8 suite facility that focuses on privacy, comfort, and individualized care to honor you and your family wishes.

Admission Information

Hospice services are appropriate for patients with life-limiting conditions once curative treatment is no longer being pursued. MidMichigan Home Care invites patients and families to inquire about whether hospice services are appropriate. If the family wishes, our licensed staff will go to the patient’s home to provide education about services and discuss criteria for admission. If the patient chooses to accept hospice, his or her physician will be contacted to approve the request.

Services

Hospice services are provided by a team of professionals, trained volunteers and specialists. Each patient’s care plan is individually tailored to meet their needs and the needs of the family. Services focus on physical, emotional and spiritual care.

Payment

Hospice services are billed to the patient’s insurance if there is coverage. Patients without insurance coverage may qualify for use of hospice memorial funds.

MidMichigan Home Care is authorized to provide services under the Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross insurance programs to eligible patients. We are also a preferred provider for a number of other insurance companies and health maintenance organizations.

Related Podcast

Photo fo Health Dose Podcast with Dawn Duffield, hospice manager.What is Hospice Care?

MidMichigan Home Care Hospice Manager, Dawn Duffield explains what hospice care is and is it for you, your family member, or friends.

Make a Donation

Help provide hospice care, in your community, to all who need it during their final months of life. Donate to MidMichigan Health Foundation, Hospice Services or Woodland Hospice House today!

Donate Now

If you have questions about donating, please contact us at (989) 839-1932.

How To Become a Volunteer

There is a place for you on the MidMichigan Home Care team.

Home Care Application

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

How to Get Home & Hospice Care

Call the MidMichigan Home Care Information and Referral Line to schedule an in-home assessment or to make a referral, (800) 862-5002.

Planning specialists and referring physicians can fax orders to: (989) 633-1457