Those three words have described our mission since 1981. But what do we mean by them, given that our services begin when life's journey is nearly over? For more than 30 years, the staff and volunteers of Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan have cared for the sick, the dying and the grieving in our community. In that time, we have learned that life is about supporting people wherever they are in the journey. We know that attending to the end of life is just as important as nurturing the beginning.
Hospice care is end-of-life care that provides comfort and support for persons with life-limiting conditions as well as their families. Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan can help when you need it most. We can help you – or someone you love – feel comfortable and safe. We begin by listening and answering your questions. We know that your experience is personal – so is our care. We'll provide you with the physical, emotional and spiritual support you need to welcome each new day.
When life expectancy is measured in months instead of years, there is still a lot of living to do. Hospice can help you do the things that are most important to you. Your doctor may discuss hospice care with you. However, you can also call us to get more information on how hospice can help. We'll even call your doctor for you, if you wish. The final decision to accept hospice is yours alone, and you can change your mind and discontinue our services at any time.
Given the choice, most of us want to spend our remaining time surrounded by familiar things and the people we love. For most of us, that means home. But Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan can care for you wherever you live, in your own home, at Rose Arbor or in another care facility. The choice is yours.
Wherever you call home, you will receive the dedicated attention and care of the whole hospice team. And we are available on-call 24 hours a day.