Hospice Education and Support

End-of-life care resources for you and your family

Whether you are a hospice patient or a family member of a hospice patient, preparing for hospice care can be an overwhelming and emotional journey. Our Hospice team understands how important it is to have the right support and resources to help manage the emotions and caregiving responsibilities of end-of-life care.

All of our hospice patients and their families can use any of our support resources and services at any time during their hospice care.

Caregiving support

Caregivers play a vital role in assisting in the care of their loved one. Whether the caregiver is looking for nutrition information or how to complete an advance directive form, the information below can help. You can also reach out to your IDT for additional community resources. 

Bereavement support

Our bereavement support groups offer encouragement and comfort during the patient’s illness and following the loss of a loved one. Henry Ford Hospice support groups are also open to the community at large and anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one.

  • Bereavement Support Groups
  • SandCastles: A grief support program for children ages 3 to 18 coping with the loss of a loved one.
  • Bereavement News: Henry Ford Hospice monthly newsletter designed to help people living with grief.
If you are interested in registering for a support group or receiving the latest edition of our bereavement newsletter, call (586) 276-9570
Help your child heal
Contact Sandcastles grief support program

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If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please do not utilize this scheduling feature for urgent medical situations.

For your safety please select a MyChart Video Visit on Demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if: You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, you are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell, in the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, in the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. Or, you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days: fever, chills, drenching sweats, new cough, shortness of breath, body aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose or nasal congestion, or nausea/vomiting/diarrhea.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

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