Nursing Home Services

Henry Ford Hospice is committed to serving patients nearing the end-of-life in whatever setting they call home. We have an active program designed to care for the residents of nursing homes across southeast Michigan. For people living in nursing homes, Henry Ford Hospice works with the nursing home staff in developing a plan that promotes dignity and quality end-of-life care. Our goal is to keep the resident in the nursing home while enhancing quality of life and managing comfort.

For the resident of a nursing home, hospice care programs can provide the following services:

  • Nursing services above and beyond the usual nursing home care with 24 hour on-call availability.
  • Training of family members and facility staff in care.
  • Additional nursing assistant help with personal care and activities of daily living.
  • Spiritual and emotional support not only for the patient but also their family and facility staff.

The Henry Ford Hospice patient residing in a nursing home receives the benefit of both health care organizations. Henry Ford Hospice also can help coordinate a move into a nursing home if a patient is unable to stay in their current place of residence.

Henry Ford Hospice urges you to visit a number of nursing homes in order to decide where you will place your loved one. Each facility has its own character and strengths. You need to pick the best match for your family member or friend. The State of Michigan (517) 373-3740 provides a list of all licensed nursing facilities in the state of Michigan. Medicare 1-800-663-2273 has a handy checklist to use when evaluating a nursing facility.

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