Hospice of Michigan Receives $2,500 Grant from Cadillac Area Community Foundation

Grant to benefit hospice patients and families in Cadillac area

 CADILLAC, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2023) – Hospice of Michigan recently received a $2,500 grant from the Cadillac Area Community Foundation in support of its Quality of Life Fund. The grant will help patients and their families in the Cadillac area receive essential non-medical necessities that improve everyday life. These needs may include providing patients and their families with basic assistance such as comfort items or help with paying expenses related to terminal diagnosis while receiving hospice care.

The funds can be used for the following, but are not limited to basic needs such as food and clothing, housing needs including cleaning, support with utility bills and mortgage payments, emergency transportation and materials for enhancement of both physical and emotional quality of life.

“The impact of this gift is immeasurable – many of our patients and their families are facing additional economic pressures caused by unemployment, lay-offs, and the economic downturn on top of their medical expenses. Due to these challenges, we have seen an increase in requests for basic necessities,” said Roxanne Kiesling, philanthropy manager at Hospice of Michigan. “Without the generosity of donors like the Cadillac Area Community Foundation, we would not be able to provide these services that give our patients and their families a higher quality of life.”

Hospice of Michigan’s Open Access program eases many of the burdens, both physical and emotional, confronted by patients and their families who are uninsured or underinsured. The Quality of Life Fund provides essential non-medical needs to improve everyday life for patients and their families.

For more information about Hospice of Michigan’s Quality of Life Fund, visit hom.org.


About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 6,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888-247-5701 or visit www.hom.org.