Schoolcraft Memorial HomeCare & Hospice invites the community to celebrate National Hospice Month. We will host a virtual Bells for Hospice Memorial Service. This brief service will be held at 12:30pm on Monday, November 2nd on the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital’s Facebook Page @SCHOOLCRAFTMEMORIAL. The SMH hospice team is privileged to provide the care they do and wish to honor hospice recipients by remembering them. During the ceremony, a bell will be rung for each name submitted. Names will be written on paper bells and will be displayed for the month of November in the atrium. To submit the name(s) of loved ones, visit: http://bit.ly/Hospice-Bells-2020
Hospice is considered the model for quality compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness. It provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well. Hospice focuses on caring, not curing. In most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home with a family member serving as the primary caregiver. A highly trained team including volunteers, physicians, spiritual counselor, social worker, bereavement counselor, home health aides, therapists, and nurses work with the family to carry out a plan of care specific to individual and family needs. Hospice services are available to patients with any terminal illness or of any age, religion, or race. In nearly all cases, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances cover the costs associated with hospice care.
Hospice is not intended for the last days of life only and it is not limited to six months of care. It is most effective in the final months of life when families can take full advantage of the wide range of services hospice offers. Hospice offers comfort, guidance, peace and more moments of life – giving patients the ability to enjoy the time they have remaining and the opportunity to create meaningful memories for their families.
To learn more about Hospice services, please contact 906-341-3284.