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Five-Year-Old

Our son was born six weeks premature, and even though he seemed healthy, we learned he had heart abnormalities. After evaluating him, the heart specialist said, “We’re going to become very close friends.” over the next five years, we did everything possible to fix his heart. There were multiple surgeries, and there would be complications. We’d make these medical choices […]

Sigh of Relief

When my great grandmother was dying, I remember the day hospice came. My family was at her house – my aunts, my uncles, my cousins. it was Spring and everyone was in the backyard talking and pacing and crying. We have a big family and it operates together – one big group. The focus was my grandmother’s pain, and […]

Sprinkles from Heaven

When her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer, every day they looked for “sprinkles from heaven” – like an unexpected call from a friend, the sight of a bright red cardinal on a housetop, a grandchild crawling onto his lap. They had been married for 54 years and they had been happy. They were still happy. Sometimes his friends would […]

My Wife

I’ve been married for 44 years, and this is the first time my wife has been really sick. The hardest thing was to see her in pain. She tried to hide it, and that made it worse. We tried a lot of treatments and a lot of doctors, and then one doctor helped us face the truth. He said […]

Hospice of Michigan Seeks Volunteers in Northern Michigan

Gaylord, Michigan, November 17, 2014 – Hospice of Michigan, the largest non-profit hospice and palliative care organization in Michigan, is seeking volunteers in Northern Michigan to help support patient care, office administration and a variety other programs. Volunteers are an integral, yet often invisible about part of a hospice team. Caregiving for a terminally ill […]

Reduced Costs, Improved Outcomes: At Home Support™ Results Treating Chronically Ill Patients Affirmed by Peer-Reviewed Journal

Detroit, November 4, 2014 – A three-year study of patients and caregivers coping with advanced illness found that utilizing At Home Support™ services significantly reduces health care costs while improving outcomes. Published in the October issue of American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, the peer reviewed study conducted by Wayne State University and Hospice of Michigan found […]

Hospice of Michigan to Host Grief Support Program

Canton, Michigan, November 4, 2014 – Hospice of Michigan will host a grief support program in Canton on Monday, Dec. 15. The program, which will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Canton Senior Center, 4600 Summit Parkway, will feature a presentation from Ron Gries, author of “Through Death to Life.” Gries’ book is a […]