Arbor Hospice Expands Services in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties
Posted: May 13, 2015
ANN ARBOR (May 12, 2015) – Arbor Hospice is introducing innovative residential care options for hospice patients and their families through partnerships with three highly-regarded health care organizations.
Beginning Summer 2015, Arbor Hospice is establishing a new partnership with Glacier Hills Retirement Community to create an in-patient hospice setting with contracted beds in Ann Arbor. The beds will better meet the needs of Washtenaw County hospitals and their patients.
In that same timeframe, Arbor Hospice will begin serving children’s unique hospice needs through a contracted pediatric hospice bed at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
In addition, Henry Ford Village is reserving dedicated studio apartments for community members seeking a residential hospice setting with Arbor Hospice providing quality, compassionate hospice care. This is Arbor Hospice’s first residential partnership in Wayne County.
The Residence of Arbor Hospice is continuing to provide residential inpatient hospice service to patients and their families at our current location in Ann Arbor. Arbor Hospice’s strategic plan also includes further expansion of residential care options in Washtenaw County.
“Arbor Hospice is pleased to offer these innovative in-patient services to those who need our care in the community,” said Gloria D. Brooks, president and CEO of Arbor Hospice. “Our strategic plan for the future will allow us to enhance the continuum of care we currently offer in end-of-life services as the needs of our families and community partners change in the new healthcare environment.”
“For more than 30 years, the strength in Arbor Hospice’s services has always been our home-based hospice services, wherever patients call ‘home,’” added Brooks. “Our organization is committed to maintaining a strong presence in the community long into the future.”
Arbor now cares for more than 350 patients daily through our palliative care and hospice services. For more information about Arbor Hospice and Arbor Palliative Care, please visit www.arborhospice.org.
About Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care
Since 1984, Arbor Hospice, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been committed to providing quality, compassionate care for those experiencing life-limiting illnesses throughout southeast Michigan. Arbor is integrated into the community with the help of its experienced staff and caring volunteers through its certified hospice and palliative care services, inpatient hospice services, grief support services and community education programs. As a patient and family support service, Arbor Hospice’s 175 end-of-life specialists and more than 300 volunteers keep the patient comfortable, teach the family to provide care, and offer emotional and spiritual support. Arbor is caring for 350 patients daily through its hospice and palliative care services in Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. For more information, visit www.arborhospice.org or call (888) 992-2273.