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Grand Rapids Hospice

About Grand Rapids Hospice

Welcome to the Eldercare Channel Grand Rapids Hospice Care page. When a loved one is in the end stages of a terminal disease or illness, family members are often faced with making tough decisions during an emotionally tumultuous time.  Hospice care can be a critical step for many families, but the decision to end medical treatment and to turn instead to palliative care that eliminates pain and suffering can be hard.  Hospice providers are often incredibly skilled at what they do, and their service can go a long way towards improving quality of life, but finding the right provider can be crucial for seniors and their loved ones alike. When looking to find a hospice provider for your loved one, you will want to consider whether you prefer the benefits of a facility that is staffed around the clock or a provider who can come into the family home to provide care.  Both options have many benefits, and the decision is typically personal.  You will also need to look at your insurance plan and ensure that you understand the coverage your loved one has.  With this in mind, you will be able to make a more informed decision. The Eldercare Channel of West Michigan, hosted by Charles Cottrell and Catherine Jacobs of Cottrell & Jacobs, is designed as a resource for seniors and their loved ones.  We have information about many facets of hospice care, from what it provides to how you can make a better choice.  Additionally, we offer a location-based search feature that will allow you to easily access a directory of hospice providers located right in your neighborhood or community.

Grand Rapids Hospice Articles

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All About Hospice Care in Grand Rapids

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