Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Arbor Hospice Expands Services in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties

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.

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