Homecare and Hospice Services
Reaching Out to Families in Transition
Homecare services are designed to help recovering, disabled, or chronically ill individuals stay in their home environment. These people don’t require all of the support found in a hospital or a nursing home, but they typically need medical treatment and/or assistance with daily living activities. The care we provide is tailored to the needs of each individual after a careful evaluation of his/her situation.
Hospice is a special way of caring for a person whose disease cannot be cured. Through our hospice program, we provide services to patients who have a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice emphasizes pain management, symptom control, emotional support, and enhancing the quality of life. Using a family-centered approach, we provide assistance and support to help patients and families remain together in the home with peace and comfort.
Inpatient Hospice Respite Care
Most patients choose to have hospice service in their homes with their loved ones close by their side. However, there are occasions when other options are necessary. We at Three Rivers Health Hospice recognize this, and have worked to develop special rooms at the hospital to be used to give caregivers a respite.
Our hospice rooms are furnished like a plush hotel environment with plenty of seating and room for the family to be at their loved one’s side. Adjoining the respite suites is a tranquil healing garden.
Giving patients the best care possible is our number-one priority. Our services are provided by highly qualified, caring professionals under the direction of each patient’s personal physician. We offer:
- Nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Social services
- Occupational therapy
- Home health assistance
- Speech therapy
- Spiritual counseling
- Pharmacy care
- Medical supplies
- Bereavement counseling
Where Patients Are Served
In St. Joseph County: Three Rivers, Constantine, White Pigeon, Centreville, Mendon, Leonidas, Sturgis, Burr Oak, Colon
In Cass County: Jones, Marcellus, Vandalia
In South Kalamazoo County: Schoolcraft, Vicksburg
Our fully accredited homecare and hospice services are certified by both Medicare and Medicaid, and we participate with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Our office can help you determine your insurance coverage if you or a loved one needs any of these services.
Three Rivers Health’s homecare and hospice services accept patients regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and will not deny admission to people with contagious diseases — including, but not limited to, TB, HIV, MRSA, and Hepatitis B — unless otherwise indicated by the State Health Department.