New Home for Hospice care of Southwest MI, 7100 Stadium Dr.

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan Has a New Home

We are excited to announce our new location at 7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo. In the summer of 2019, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan (HCSWM) purchased the building located at 7100 Stadium Drive in Oshtemo Township. We then began the process of designing a space as unique as HCSWM. Renovation continued through 2020 and weathered the…

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Understanding Admissions-When is it time to call Hospice?

Understanding Admissions

When is it time to call Hospice? Hospice care is about hope that the time before the end of your life is as comfortable and meaningful as possible. Sometimes families wait to call hospice until the final days when hospice could have provided specialized services to meet all your needs and given the support to…

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From Within; A Nurse's Journey

From Within; A Nurse’s Journey

From schooling to present career, this story encompasses Traci Dyskerhouse’s journey and her family’s experience with Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. My hospice journey. My hospice journey began in nursing school. My very first clinical instructor was a part-time Rose Arbor nurse. She would share her experiences as a hospice nurse and the rewards of…

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Understanding Advance Directives

Understanding Advance Directives

As you learn more about what to expect with Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, you’ll find a pervasive theme of caring. When you’re in hospice care, respecting your wishes is our priority. Advance Directives expressly convey your wishes. If you’re unable to make personal healthcare decisions, your Directive is followed. Your social worker will offer…

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Understanding the Role of Volunteers

Understanding the Role of Volunteers

Understanding the Role of Volunteers in Hospice Care. Volunteers play a vital role in hospice care. They may not provide medical or physical care as do physicians, nurses, and aides, but they do ease suffering by listening, holding a hand, or reading a book. Just being present can bring comfort.  “Our volunteers find that it…

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HospiceTeam-MusicTherapy

Understanding the Role of Music Therapist

A music therapist is part of the team assigned to you at the start of your hospice experience. They’ll visit you at home, in a long term facility or a specialized care facility. Music therapy offers a compassionate and non-invasive approach to end-of-life care. It integrates your musical preferences with your cultural background and spiritual…

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Your Hospice Care Team-Social Worker

Understanding the Role of Hospice Social Worker

Unfortunately, there are many negative misconceptions of social workers that can sometimes prevent people from taking advantage of their help. Many people think they are just for those who are down on their luck or will tell them what to do. As you learn more about what to expect with Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan,…

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Your Hospice Care Team-Chaplain

Understanding the Role of Hospice Chaplain

Ever wonder what a chaplain does? As you learn more about what to expect with Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, you’ll find a pervasive theme of caring. This is true with our chaplains, one of which is assigned to you at the start of your hospice experience. You don’t need to be religious to benefit…

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