Great Lakes Hospice

The Positive Choice for End-of-Life Care

Great Lakes Hospice is a Medicare-certified and state licensed agency that provides the highest quality end-of-life care in the homes of the terminally ill. Hospice gives patients the opportunity to make their own decisions about how and where they wish to live the remainder of their lives, while continuing to receive a superior level of care.

What is Hospice?

Hospice is both a type of and philosophy of care that concentrates on treating terminally ill patients—not to stop the progression of their disease, but to lessen the severity of its progression—so that they may live the rest of their lives with dignity.

Hospice patients receive compassionate care and assistance with daily activities in the comfort, security and privacy of their own homes, along with pain control, symptom management, end-of-life support and medical care services.

Hospice not only addresses the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient, but those needs of friends and family as well. Spiritual care, bereavement and grief counseling services are provided to the family during the duration of the terminal illness and for 13 months thereafter.

Many hospice services are perpetuated by a hospice foundation—a not-for-profit entity that works in conjunction with hospice to help meet the special and extraordinary needs of terminally ill patients. Learn about the Great Lakes Hospice Foundation here.

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Palliative Care

Palliative care is characterized as any form of medical health care or treatment that focuses on reducing the severity of chronic disease symptoms. It is different from standard care, which strives to halt, delay or reverse progression of the disease itself. Palliative care is provided under Great Lakes Hospice to maximize the physical, social, emotional and spiritual comfort of the patient.

Paying for Hospice

Medicare Part A covers hospice services provided by Great Lakes Hospice. Learn more about Medicare Part A here.

Visit our payment page to get a better grasp of how home health care is paid for. Or, contact us with any financial question and we will be happy to provide the answer.

Hospice Informational Video

Watch the above video for information about hospice and how it can help you live the rest of your life to the fullest with a sense of quality, worth, and dignity.

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Hospice Informational Literature

An Educational Guide to Hospice

Learn more about Great Lakes Hospice and the Great Lakes Home Health family of services with our downloadable educational brochure.

Care That Never Sleeps Promise

Learn about Care that Never Sleeps

Our Care That Never Sleeps℠ Promise assures that patients on service with Great Lakes Home Health will never have to deal with a medical emergency alone.

Choosing Great Lakes Hospice

Over the last 20 years, there has been dramatic improvement in the quality of care provided in hospices across the country. What was once a volunteer-driven movement is now a major part of the health care industry. Great Lakes Hospice has been one of the major proponents in driving this change by setting our health care standards high and adhering to our constant mission of providing superior quality health care in the comfort, security and privacy of our patients’ homes.

Great Lakes Hospice streamlines the process of obtaining hospice services by simplifying paperwork, insurance reimbursement and Medicare billing. We operate as an entity of the award-winning Great Lakes Home Health family of post-acute health care service providers.

When it becomes necessary to choose a provider of hospice, make your own, educated decision. Contact us today and we will get you the superior quality hospice care you need and deserve, step by step.

*According to Medicare's Home Health Compare, November 16, 2009 data.

A Leading Provider of Health Care in the Home

Great Lakes Home Health and its family of services have been recognized by numerous agencies and organizations across the country as an innovative leader of home health care.

Top-Ranking from Medicare

Home Care 100 MPRO

To see a complete list of all our accolades, click here.

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