Home Care & Hospice

Our caregivers are friends and neighbors from your local area who bring you professional and personal care.

Being at home with family and friends is important to your sense of well-being and to the healing process. We're committed to provide expert care while helping you be as independent as possible. Our home care agency, with caregivers that are friends and neighbors from your local area, provide special continuity from the hospital to your home. We provide care throughout the central Upper Michigan and northeastern Wisconsin area.

Home Care

Rehabilitation
Helps people recovering from stroke, brain injury, or muscular/skeletal system problems to become stronger and more independent at home.

Home Infusion Program
In cooperation with the pharmacy at UP Health System - Marquette, the home infusion program provides long term intravenous therapy for hydration, chemotherapy, medications, and nutrition.

Home Cancer Program
The UP Health System - Marquette Home Care & Hospice Cancer Program provides continuation of the services started in the hospital or doctor's office at home. Expert care and support are provided by a team of health care professionals. Home cancer care provides additional help needed by cancer patients in their homes. Helps patients with the side effects of cancer treatment, pain management, nutrition, safety, and coping with the emotional effects of cancer.

Home Heart Program
Helps you recuperate, adjust to lifestyle changes and understand medications and pacemakers.

Home Surgical Program
Helps with dressings and medications, and teaches family members to do as much as they can for the patient.

Geriatric Home Care
Any type and amount of assistance, from personal care to skilled nursing treatment, helps elderly people stay independent in the dignity of a home setting.

Hospice

Hospice. . . is a special way of caring for patients and families coping with life-limiting illness. Those needs can be met with the compassion and expertise of UP Health System - Marquette Home Care & Hospice. Professionals and volunteers are available to help you and your family during this time.
Our philosophy as a hospital-based home care agency is to enhance the quality of life for all the patient's remaining days. We provide comfort, emotional support, spiritual guidance, and connection with the patient and family's strengths and experiences.
Close interaction with the UP Health System - Marquette Cancer Center at UP Health System - Marquette enables us to bring hospital quality care home to you. Our experience gives us special insight into the emotional needs of the patient and family.

Who should seek hospice care?
If the diagnosis has been accepted and no further curative treatment is being sought, then hospice can offer spiritual, emotional and medical support.
How can hospice care help?
Our goal is to meet your needs:
Physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Because we have experience in helping others, we can ease physical discomfort, provide companionship, help you understand what to expect, find the right resources to fulfill the patient's wishes, and give needed support to family and friends. Hospice understands the changes and adjustments that a life-limiting illness presents to families and patients.
Who is the hospice care team?
Many people with a variety of skills work together for the benefit of the patient and loved ones, and hospice uses a team approach to coordinate care.  A feeling of harmony grows when patients and families share their feelings and participate in care.
Our hospice team includes:
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Skilled care by an RN who coordinates the care of each patient, communicates with the physician, provides direct patient care, evaluates the patient's condition, checks symptoms and medications, and provides patient and family education.
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Home care aides and homemakers who provide personal care for the patient, such as bathing, shampooing, shaving and nail care, light housekeeping and meal preparation.
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Social workers who provide counseling to the patient and family and assist in understanding family relationships.
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The patient's personal physician who directs the plan of care and works closely with the hospice team.
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Registered dietitians who provide nourishing meal plans and special dietary assistance in making food look appealing.
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Clergy and other counselors who visit and provide spiritual support to the terminally ill at home. Members of the patient's church family are also important in offering support.
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Volunteers with special training who visit, listen and provide compassionate support for both patients and loved ones.
What about hospitalization and respite care?
From time to time the patient may be admitted to a hospital or extended care facility because of medical necessity or to provide relief for family members.
UP Health System - Marquette Home Care & Hospice can arrange for this care and remain in close contact with both the patient and family, resuming care at home when the time is right.
Brief, in-home respite care can allow the primary care giver to get away for a few hours to run errands or for needed quiet time.
 
How is the cost of hospice covered?
Reimbursement for services may come from Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance carriers. We work closely with clients in determining availablity of coverage. If no coverage is available, we will work with you in developing an acceptable payment plan.
Licensed by the State of Michigan and certified by Medicare, UP Health System Home Care and Hospice provides the gold standard in home care.
UP Health System - Marquette Home Care and Hospice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, handicap, gender or age.
As time passes, what can we expect?
The time may come when the patient's needs require, or the family can no longer manage to provide, the level of care required around the clock. Volunteer assistance is available for a variety of services, including respite for the family, companionship, transportation, errands and meal preparation.
Hospice understands the changes and adjustments that life-limiting illness presents to families and patients.
What about bereavement support?
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a natural part of healing. Bereavement support assists family members by offering care and counseling to help them adjust to the loss of a loved one.

Locations

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Marquette, MI 49855
580 W. College Ave.
906-228-4325 or 1-800-644-3962 - (U.P. Only)
TTD Number 906-226-4240
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Escanaba, MI 49829
2420 1st Ave. South, Suite 102
906-789-1305 or 1-800-644-1305 - (U.P. Only)
TTD Number 906-226-4240
* Menominee, MI 49858
1110 10th Ave., Suite 102
906-863-7877 or 1-800-600-7877 - (U.P. Only)
TTD Number 906-226-4240