Why Choose Spectrum Health Hospice?
As an integrated health system, we bring together the essential elements of the health care continuum, including a health plan, a medical group and physicians, a hospital group, and continuing care and outpatient services. This collaborative approach results in comprehensive and coordinated care for patients and families. We call this the Spectrum Health Experience.
Staying with Spectrum Health for all of your health care needs has many advantages:
- Consistency in care
- Quality health care
- Shared medical records
- Easy transition to the next stage of care
- Efficient communication within the system
Choosing Spectrum Health Hospice
Spectrum Health Hospice, based in Grand Rapids, offers a full continuum of care that can be delivered wherever you reside. We approach care as a team and benefit from the resources available through Spectrum Health, one of West Michigan's leading health care providers.
Our hospice care and support is provided in private homes, long term care facilities, assisted living residences, adult foster care homes and in hospitals. We work diligently with your caregivers to ensure that you receive quality care in the setting you choose. Our on-call services are local with quick response times.
Spectrum Health Hospice serves people of all faiths and backgrounds within our service area, regardless of their ability to pay. We are available for patients and families 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Benefits of Spectrum Health Hospice:
- Spiritual care team
- CAM (What is CAM? Complementary Alternative Medicine? LINK)
- Fast response
- Local to the West Michigan area
- Volunteer support program
- Medical directors that visit patients
- Only hospital-based hospice program
What makes Spectrum Health Hospice different?
Spectrum Health Hospice is the only hospital-based hospice program in the West Michigan area. Our program benefits from the resources available through Spectrum Health, a leading health care provider in West Michigan. Our hospice care can be provided in any setting. We care for patients in private homes, assisted living centers, long-term care facilities, hospitals and other locations. We work together with patients and families to provide care in the place they call home. We also do everything we can to eliminate the need for a transfer to another location unless it is the patient's choice.
Spectrum Health Hospice is available for patients and families 24 hours a day, year-round. Our on-call system is locally based and we respond quickly to ensure that the needs of our patients and families are met in a timely manner. We are a nonprofit organization that serves people of all faiths and backgrounds within our service area and will care for patients and families, regardless of their ability to pay.
Albertine describes her experience while being cared for by Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care, part of Spectrum Health Continuing Care.
Our Team Approach
We approach care as a team and are proud of our experienced clinicians and extensive volunteer program. We also provide helpful services such as massage, art expression, and music therapy.