The Livingston County Hospice is a not-for-profit agency serving the rural neighborhoods and communities in Livingston County. Established in 1993, hospice will serve and guide more than 180 families this year through the final phase (6-12 or so months of life).
Hospice staff are providing home visiting using CDC precautions regarding COVID-19.
Many people think hospice is just the last couple or few weeks of life. The reality is to start much earlier for the greatest benefit. We provide this hospice myth vs. fact sheet for you.
Please view our hospice brochure by clicking the picture below!
The Hospice ChoiceHospice is a program that reaches out to anyone with a life-limiting illness who desires specialized support at the end of life's journey. Hospice care is available as a healthcare choice through Livingston County Hospice, the only certified hospice program in Livingston County.
Hospice CareHospice offers the opportunity to remain at home, cared for by family and friends, while receiving support and services that focus on comfort and quality of life. Hospice understands dying as a unique part of life that calls for a blend of compassion and comfort care as the natural process moves forward.
At the Right TimePatients are eligible for hospice care when the focus of care changes from aggressive treatments to comfort measures and management of distressful symptoms. Hospice strives to improve quality of life so that individuals can continue to live life to the fullest. Talk to your doctor about the benefits of Hospice care. Many families say, "we wish we called Hospice sooner."
To PrepareEarly referral to hospice offers many benefits including:
- Advance directives can be prepared to avoid difficult decisions later.
- Families have time to prepare for the changes they face.
- Hospitalization can be reduced or eliminated.
- Pain and symptoms are addressed sooner and crises can be avoided.
- Patients benefit from sustained relationships with the hospice team.
- The patient can participate in all planning and decisions.
For Your NeedsA variety of services are available to meet your needs:
- Bereavement support for the family and grief support groups
- Evaluation and information visits
- Home health aide for personal care
- Medications delivered to your home
- Nurse on-call 24 hours a day
- Planning for your care with a team of Hospice professionals such as, nurses, social workers, doctors, volunteer coordinators, and pastoral counselors
- Respite for family caregiver by trained volunteers
- Skilled nursing care for management of pain and other symptoms, and for teaching family members how to give essential care in the days ahead
Where You LiveHospice comes to your home, whether it is your private residence, a group home, a nursing home or a comfort care home for the terminally ill. Short-term comfort care in a hospital is also available if needed. Each setting can be a place of peace and comfort with hospice services supporting and guiding the specialized care.
Without Payment WorriesAdmission to hospice is based on need, rather than ability to pay. Services are never denied because of inability to pay. Private donations from the community help to pay for care of the uninsured or underinsured. Hospice is covered by:
- Private insurances
- Private pay on a sliding scale (click the link above to pay by credit or debit card)