About Us, Choice Hospice
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We know the term “Hospice” can be an intimidating one that often cause feelings of fear and anxiety rather than compassion, care and comfort. Here at Choice Hospice, we operate in a conscientious way to help people understand that does not have to be you or your loved ones experience.
Just because Hospice criteria is having a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less does not necessarily mean you or your loved one only have 6 months or less to live.
We have many patients that live much longer, even years in some cases. We take pride and joy in helping our patients and families be the best they can be in health and functioning for as long as possible, after all this IS QUALITY in LIFE. We believe in individualized plans of care that are catered to each individuals needs and what they specifically wish to experience with their hospice care.
Please see our “Myths and Facts” page for more information regarding common misconceptions regarding hospice care.
As Choice Hospice, our mission is to provide safe, quality, and cost-effective end-of-life services to those in need of hospice service. We offer compassionate hospice care that optimizes comfort and dignity, as well as consistency with patient and family needs and goals, always making you top priority.
Who & where we serve
We provide several types of hospice care and services to those who are terminally ill or approaching the end of life, with a prognosis of 6 months or less.
Currently, we are servicing East/South-East Michigan counties, including:
St. Clair (Lower portions)
Services we provide
We provide the following hospice services ... *more in depth descriptions provided in the "Hospice & Our Services" page
Four levels of hospice care (routine, continuous, respite, and general inpatient care)
Equipment and supplies for patients (beds, walkers, wheel chairs, hoyer lifts, incontinence supplies, oxygen/respiratory supplies, wound care, ostomy and drain supplies)
Specialty services. With specific terminal diagnosis, additional services may be covered, including: Pleurex drains, TPN/Lipids, Tube feeding, Subcutaneous injectable medication for symptom management, IV Medication therapy including PCAs/pain pumps, and Respiratory support
Medication coverage. Medications directly related to the terminal diagnosis will be covered under the hospice benefit, including all medications required for symptom management. Our staff can also help manage other medications that are not covered through hospice, by ordering refills and making sure the medications do not run out.
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. We believe in a team approach with multiple disciplines to assist in care. Team members you will regularly see are: Hospice Physicians, Registered Nurses, License Practical Nurses, Nurse Aids, Social Workers, and Spiritual Caretakers. Additional staff/services that can be requested include: speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy.
Bereavement Services (grief/coping management). Early bereavement services are available for those that are considered higher risk and for young children that may be involved. Bereavement services continue for up to 13 months after the passing of the patient. Individual sessions, phone sessions, group therapy are all available to help if needed.