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Spectrum Health Hospice is a local, non-profit hospice program, providing compassionate, comforting care for individuals who are experiencing a life-limiting illness. Our hospice care and support are provided in private homes, long term care facilities, assisted living residences, adult foster care homes and in hospitals. We work diligently with your caregivers to ensure that you receive quality care in the setting you choose. Our local care teams provide quick response times 24/7. Our service area includes Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Montcalm, Barry, Ionia, Allegan and southern parts of Lake and Osceola counties, including Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals.
When a cure is no longer the focus, we offer choices so you have control of your comfort, dignity, daily living and important life decisions. Spectrum Health Hospice can help you and your family through difficult times by managing pain, providing comfort and offering support and compassion.
Hospice is not a place; it is a program that provides care wherever the patient lives. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by addressing their physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. Our hospice program provides these services, wherever the patient calls home:
Dr. Simin Beg, Division Chief of Hospice and Palliative Care at Spectrum Health, discusses how physicians, family, and hospice interdisciplinary team work together to provide individualized, comforting care to patients at the end of life.
Planning for the future and dealing with day-to-day decisions are easier with the help of our care team. Our nurses, certified hospice aides, chaplains, social workers, medical directors, and volunteers partner with you, your family and your physician to help you through one of life’s most difficult times.
Experienced hospice medical directors consult with your physician and make home visits to ensure your comfort and quality of life meet your expectations.
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses regularly assist with symptom management and pain relief.
Medical social workers offer emotional support and assist with financial and legal counseling, and other resources.
Chaplains provide personalized compassionate spiritual support.
Volunteers offer an array of support including companionship, bedside music, massage and practical assistance.
Our team is available for patients and families 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our on-call system is local and ensures a quick response time. This level of support is our best way of making sure you are comfortable and that the need for hospital visits can be minimized or eliminated.
Learn how Hospice can bring comfort and joy to patients and their families.