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 Lake Superior Hospice Now Has a Blog!


There is a new blog in town! We now have a  resource for those caring for individuals with chronic terminal illness or loved ones facing end of life. — its good to know you are not alone. Lake Superior Hospice Medical Director Dr. Skendzel has helped to develop a blog which aims to provide resources, information and support for caregivers in our local community. Check out Dr. Skendzel’s first piece titled “Arrivals and Departures”. More blog posts coming soon!

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Community Care Supportive Services


What is Community Care?

– Compassionate healthcare that adds a layer of unique support for the family and patient as they face symptom burden and treatment options related to their chronic diagnosis

What patients can expect:

-Customized weekly contact and 24 hour telephone support with certified staff

-Assistance with prescription concerns, disease trajectory, resource identification, family conferencing, and advance care planning

– Referrals to community resources

– Advance Care Planning and education


Who Qualifies for Community Care?

-Chronically ill individuals needing support that do not meet hospice or home health criteria

– Individuals diagnosed with COPD, HF, Cancer, CVA, or other debilitating/life threatening issues discharged from rehabilitation, hospital, or hospice settings


For More Information or any Questions Regarding Community Care Supportive Services Please Contact:

Kate LaBeau, RN






Camp Star


The Upper Peninsula Children’s Bereavement Network CAMP STAR will provide a relaxed and safe setting for campers to explore their feelings and offer hope to children who have experienced a loss through death.

Our goal is to help grieving children realize that they are not alone, and that in life, there is hope.


What is CAMP STAR?

CAMP STAR is a bereavment camp designed for children ages 8-16 who have experienced death of a parent, friend or loved one. It is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Children’s Bereavement Network. It is a weekend long camp filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support.
All camp activities are facilitated by caring, trained professionals and volunteers. Each camper is assigned a Teen Buddy, who is a specially trained mentor to provide one-on-one companionship throughout the weekend. Camp Buddies are young adults ages 18 to 25.
How can I tell if my child is in grief?
  • Alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Anger and hostility.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Issues with learning and focus.
  • Emotional frustration and confusion.
  • Question their own morality.


How will a child benefit from camp?
  • Promotes community growth.
  • They learn healthy coping skills.
  • They form language and explore emotions.
  • Feel accepted and not alone.
  • CAMP STAR offers fun without guilt.

For More Information on Camp Star Feel Free to Contact:

Sarah Harnett
Certified Child Life Specialist
580 West College Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 225-3081
Fax: (906) 225-4841

Discover a Different
Kind of Care
  • National Nurses Week at Lake Superior Hospice means celebrating the excellent care, compassion, and commitment that each of our nurses display every day. Our nurses are exceptional in all that they do and their passion for helping our patients shines through their work. They go above and beyond for our patients and their families; whether it’s providing symptom management, support for the family, making arrangements to fulfill last wishes, and so much more! We are grateful to have an incredible group of nurses as members of our hospice team.

    Lake Superior Hospice would like to thank the following nurses who are a part of our clinical staff: Becky Shauver, Carol Blashill, Lynn Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Eileen Smit, Christy Maki, Glenda Christian, Julie Higbie, Nichol Hewitt, Louise Wilcox, and Denise Gallippo.