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.
Lake Superior Hospice 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 terminally ill individual, 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 terminally ill individual 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.
- Pastoral 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.
(This service is not exclusive to the patients of Lake Superior Hospice)
Hospice helps prepare family and friends for the loss of a loved one. Additional support is also provided after the loss occurs, through:
- Individual and family counseling
- Volunteer visits
- Support groups
- Learning about loss and grief
- Summer and winter memorial services
Visit our Grief Support Page for more information.
If you are facing a serious diagnosis or illness, you may be anxious or confused. Maybe you would like help getting answers to your questions, on-going nursing support, and help with coordinating your care. Maybe you just want to know all of your options. We want to provide more help when you need it most.
What is Transitions?
Transitions is an in-home care program for those individuals who are living with chronic disease, serious illness, are frail, or need extra support in the home. There is no requirement that the individual be home bound or hospice-eligible.
It’s for folks who need assistance in coordinating doctor appointments, medication management, or just answers to questions that might save a visit to the doctor or emergency department. It’s the perfect program for mom and dad whose children are living out of the area.
Basic services include monthly nursing visits, an initial social work visit/assessment, phone follow-up by a team member according to the patient’s needs.
Also available for an additional fee are more frequent nursing visits, additional social worker visits, spiritual care visits, physicians services and home care aide services.
What is Journeys?
Journeys provides care for patients whose condition has stabilized and who no longer meed hospice criteria, but would benefit from ongoing supportive services.
Our individualized plan of care addresses specific needs of the patient and family. The care team comes to the patient for the visits, limiting additional trips to the doctor’s office or emergency room.
Services include continuing follow up with the hospice team, monthly visit by a nurse, social worker or spiritual care team member, and/or ongoing phone support and visits when needed.
Both programs are offered on a private pay system that is based upon the family or patient’s ability to pay for services. Grant funds may be available to cover part or all of the program services.
Lake Superior Adult Day Services
Since 1979, Adult Day Services has provided support to help people living with memory impairment have a safe, secure, engaging and fun-filled program.
We are a safe and supportive place for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss, as well as for those seniors who have limited social contacts.
New friendships are made and participants choose to engage in programs and activities that are meaningful to them as well as trying new things! Caring and professional staff are always available to reassure participants and to assist with their needs.
Our staff are CPR and First Aid certified and all have background checks. They are trained to provide appropriate support and engagement based on your loved one’s needs.
Let us help you balance your care giving. Your parent, spouse, partner or loved one can participate in a day of programming with peers and enjoy a healthy meal while you go to work, or appointments, or just take some time to care for yourself!
Visit Lake Superior Adult Day Services website for more information.