Our Services

At Lake Superior Hospice we use the “Team” approach when it comes to our patients. Many people with many different skills work together for the good of the patient and the family.

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Our Hospice Program Offers the Following Services:

  • Nursing care provided by or under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Medical social services provided by a social worker under the direction of a physician.
  • Physicians’ services performed by the patient’s own attending physician. The Hospice Medical Director may, on occasion, provide supplemental physician services.
  • Counseling services for the patient, family members or other persons caring for the individual at home. Counseling, including dietary counseling, is provided to teach the individual’s family or other caregivers to provide care, and help the patient and those caring for him/her adjust to the approaching death.
  • Short-term inpatient care provided by area hospitals. Inpatient care is arranged only for special care to relieve pain or other physical symptoms that cannot be managed at home, to provide respite for the individuals’ caregivers, or for other reasons approved by the Hospice. Inpatient services must conform to the written plan of care.
  • Medical equipment and supplies, including drugs and biologicals, are provided when they are related to the individual’s terminal illness.
  • Home health and homemaker services are provided.
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietary, and speech-language therapy services are provided for purposes of symptom control or to enable the patient to maintain daily living activities and basic functional skills.
  • Spiritual counseling is provided if desired by patient/family.
  • Volunteer assistance is provided for household chores, transportation, visiting, listening, and respite care.
  • Continuous care nursing service is provided during periods of crisis for as much as 24 hours a day to maintain an individual at home.
  • Bereavement counseling and follow-up care are provided to caregivers following the passing of a loved one.
  • Nursing services, physician services, drugs, and biologicals are available on a 24-hour basis as needed for the palliation and management of an individual’s terminal illness and related conditions.
Help is always available

Family or friends providing care in the home can call for help at any time-24 hours a day. A member of the hospice team will come to the patient’s home as needed.

Contact your doctor and ask if hospice care is the right direction for you or your loved ones.
Call or e-mail us and we can get in contact with your doctor and discuss if it is time for hospice care. If it’s determined that it is the right time, we can work with you on getting any necessary paper work started.

We offer an “info-share,” where a member of our staff will meet with you and your loved ones and teach you about hospice care and what Lake Superior Hospice can offer. We inform you on how it can be beneficial for the patient and the family, answer any questions you may have, and show you how you can get started.

To get started or for more information about hospice care and to schedule an Info-Share – contact us at (906) 225-7760