About Lake Superior Hospice
Lake Superior Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization serving Marquette County since 1979. As Michigan’s oldest existing hospice, LSH provides personal and professional care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. LSH strives to comfort patients and their families during time limiting situations.
Hospice is palliative care for patients near the end of their life. Hospice care can be provided in a patients’ home, hospice centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or wherever a patient resides. Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other distressing symptoms of a serious illness. Palliative care should be provided along with other medical treatments.
LSH creates a personal and specialized care to ensure each patient and their families are getting the care they deserve. Physicians, who specialize in hospice and palliative medicine work with other doctors and healthcare professionals, listen to patients and align their treatments with what is important to them, and help families navigate the complex healthcare system. LSH offers expert emotional, spiritual, and physical support to take away some of the burdens from the families during a difficult time to allow them to spend quality time together.
The Four C’s of Lake Superior Hospice
Care – LSH offers personal and professional care to each and every patient and their families.
Compassion – LSH is very sympathetic for their patients of the misfortune of needing hospice care, and has a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Commitment – LSH promises every patient and their families the care and attention they need during this difficult period.
Collaboration – The LSH Team works with each other to assist each and every patient and their families to ensure they are receiving the best care possible.
Lake Superior Hospice Service Area Map
Kind of Care
“Every year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,” said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “These highly-trained professionals don’t only provide quality medical care. They work to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during life’s most difficult journey.”
Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life.
Hospice care is available to people of all ages, with any illness. Hospice professionals and trained volunteers will ask you what’s important and listen to what you say. They make your wishes a priority.
If you or a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about hospice and palliative care is right now.