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When you or a loved one is faced with a terminal illness, you need expertise you can trust. Family Hospice has the experience and qualifications you want and deserve during this difficult time.
We provide all levels of care required by terminally ill patients and their families.
Family Hospice brings care to you, allowing you to be where you are most comfortable.
You can receive care:
The hospice philosophy promotes a plan for living that provides you with measures to improve your quality of life. The trained and compassionate staff at Family Hospice will coordinate the care you receive with those whom you know and trust.
You can feel confident that we strive to ensure that the same quality care you receive from your physician will continue at home through care planning, management, and evaluation.
Other hospice services include:
Family Hospice works with the Great Lakes Erie Chapter of Threshold Choir. Founded by Kate Munger in 2000, the group's mission is to sing a cappella in small groups at the bedsides of people at the thresholds of life. Groups of two to four singers visit bedsides by invitation to provide comfort to hospice patients.
For more information about Great Lakes Erie Threshold Choir, call Cathy McKenzie at 814-877-6527.
Did you know the law guarantees you the right to choose your hospice provider? Be sure to share your hospice choice with your physician and other health care providers. Ask for Family Hospice by name.
When you choose Family Hospice, our promise to you and your family is to help:
A licensed physician must first authorize hospice care and agree to participate in planning of care. Support person(s) are identified and agree to participate in planning of care.
To receive care from Family Hospice, patients must live within Erie County and:
Our service attends to all patients, regardless of:
The Great Lakes Hospice team of trained professionals and volunteers includes:
Volunteers are an important component to hospice care. They provide patients and family members with much needed support, comfort, and companionship.
To learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer, contact our volunteer coordinator at 814-877-6120.