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Hospice and Palliative Care 

What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care helps people with serious illnesses feel better by preventing or 
treating symptoms and side effects of disease and treatment.

What is Hospice?
Hospice care is end-of-life care. A team of health care professionals and volunteers provides it.
They give medical,
psychological, and spiritual support. The goal of the care is to help
people who are dying have peace, comfort,
and dignity. The caregivers try to
control pain and other symptoms so a person can remain as alert and

comfortable as possible. Hospice programs also provide services to
support a patient's family.
Usually, a hospice patient is
expected to live 6 months or less.


Arbor Hospice provides quality service and compassionate care to the terminally ill and their families enabling individuals to complete their lives with dignity, comfort, and peace. Everyone has the right to spend his or her final months free of physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. 1-888-992-CARE (2273)

is an online learning resource that offers Comfort Care Resources & Support when you might need help caring for a loved one. If this sounds like you, it’s important to know your options and how to choose between them. Learn the differences between palliative care and hospice care, and how to comfort care overall can help you and your family maximize your caregiving experience.

Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice provide care wherever you call home: in your house, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility, or an independent living facility. Our caregivers help create individualized care plans, set personal goals, and manage pain and symptoms. Every patient is different with different challenges, different needs, different family, and friends. 734-973-1145.

Hospice of Michigan is the largest hospice provider in Michigan, we offer comfort and peace for patients and their loved ones. Hospice of Michigan accepts everyone who needs and seeks our services regardless of ability to pay, and we are always willing to work with our patients and families to ensure there is open access to our program. For more information, please call 1-800-247-5701.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio provides specialized medical, emotional, and spiritual care to people of all ages and their families living with any end-stage illness in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Equally important, we also provide support and education to their families and caregivers.  Because of generous contributions from the community, no patient has ever turned away because of an inability to pay. For those who have no insurance or limited financial resources, fees are based on patients' incomes and ability to pay. For more information, please call 734-568-6801.

Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe is a special kind of care designed not to only support people faced with the challenges of a terminal illness, but also to support those who are sharing in the journey. Hospice seeks to improve the quality of a patient’s last months of life by offering comfort, dignity and ultimately living their remaining time to the fullest surrounded by family, friends, and a professional health care team. For more information, please call 734-240-8940.

***Please Note***
These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community.
This list is not all-inclusive of those resources available in our community. 
The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links, or services.
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections. 

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