Hospice

Hospice is a special way of caring for a family member with a terminal illness. Beaumont Hospice provides physical, psychological and spiritual care as well as comfort to those with life limiting illnesses. Patients and their family members can receive these services regardless of ability to pay. Hospice allows your loved one to live their final days at their home, nursing facility or retirement community.

Beaumont Hospice provides patients and families with care from a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, home-health aides, chaplains, therapists, and dedicated volunteers. The goal of Beaumont Hospice is not only to do everything possible to help when end-of-life care is needed, but also to help your family member live with the best quality of life possible. Beaumont Hospice is there to affirm your family member's dignity and integrity to the very last moment.

Beaumont Hospice offers the following services to patients with life limiting illness:

  • Physician services
  • Skilled nursing
  • Medical and social services
  • Chaplain services
  • Counseling services
  • Volunteer services
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapy
  • Home health aide
  • Complementary therapies
  • Ambulance
  • Medicine and medical supplies

Levels of Care

Beaumont Hospice brings care to people in the setting that best serves the needs of the patient.

  • Routine care - provided at the patient's home or place of residence.
  • Continuous care - Hospice can provide nursing care for up to 72 hours in times of medical crisis for pain and symptom control. This benefit can often allow the patient to remain in their homes.
  • General inpatient care - Hospice can provide short-term inpatient care for pain control and symptom management in facilities approved by Beaumont Hospice.
  • General respite care - Hospice can provide short-term respite care to give patients time in a setting other than home.

Beaumont Hospice assists families in the grieving process and remains in touch with them for a period of thirteen months. This support includes phone contact, supportive listening and counseling, support groups, memorial services and literature.