Portage Health Hospice is dedicated to helping terminally ill patients and their loved ones cope with death and dying.
Our hospice team — registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, therapists and volunteers — can:
The goals of Portage Health Hospice for patients in long-term care facilities
to provide highly trained, well-qualified hospice volunteers as part of the healthcare team.
to provide hospice services, such as visitation and emotional support, to residents and families.
to provide bereavement support to the family.
A terminally-ill patient whom the doctor has determined has six months or fewer to live, if the disease takes its normal course.
To receive hospice care, a patient must also have a willing and able caregiver. Anyone can request hospice care.
The program is not affiliated with any particular religious denomination. Portage Health Hospice recognizes, however, that spiritual needs are an integral part of the human experience. The assistance of a minister, priest or rabbi familiar to the family can be arranged so that this period of life may be nourished as fully as possible.
To help provide care and support that reflects the important contributions made by veterans, Portage Health Home Care & Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a partner, we will implement ongoing veteran-centered education for our staff and volunteers to help improve the care we proudly serve to veterans.
Training is available for those who like to work with people or for those who have special skills to share.
Your gifts through contributions, donations and memorials are appreciated and are tax deductible. Donations may be sent to:
Portage Health Foundation - Hospice Fund
821 W Water Street Hancock, MI 49930
Learn more about memorials and funds through the Portage Health Foundation.
For more information, call Portage Health Home Care and Hospice (906) 483-1160 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).
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