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2012-06-28 10:24:44

DETROIT, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dottie Deremo, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan, offered this statement regarding the Supreme Court's affirmation of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act: "The Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act provides clarity on the future of health care in the United States. Hospice of Michigan, like other health care organizations, will move forward to implement solutions that benefit individuals and their families and improve...

2012-03-13 07:00:00

DETROIT, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Persons with advanced illness experienced decreased medical care costs while participating in an innovative home care program, according to a research study released today by Hospice of Michigan. By shifting a number of services to the home environment through the @HOMe Support(TM) Program, patient costs were reduced significantly, for one group by over $3,000 per month. This independent pilot study on advanced illness management strategy was...

2011-10-31 08:00:00

DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Hospice of Michigan, the original and most comprehensive hospice program in Michigan, is making strides to reach out to Michigan residents to help make a difference for families experiencing the stress that inevitably arises at the end of life. By raising awareness of its services, Hospice of Michigan's goal is to help patients and their caregivers assess the need for hospice services and...

2011-09-20 10:54:00

DETROIT, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the Unites States are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of Michigan has joined We Honor Americans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. "Hospice of Michigan is proud to...

2011-09-07 11:23:00

DETROIT, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospice of Michigan today announced that it has reached agreement with HealthPlus of Michigan that will provide eligible HealthPlus members with coverage of hospice services and @HOMe Support, Hospice of Michigan's Advanced Illness Management solution for patients who remain at home. "Partnering with HealthPlus allows us to continue our mission to expand our coverage for those who need and seek these services," said Dottie Deremo, CEO and...

2011-08-24 08:57:00

DETROIT, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell will be remembered by Hospice of Michigan at its 26th annual Crystal Rose Gala at the Westin Book Cadillac September 16. Harwell's widow Lulu and his son, William, will attend the gala where the City Theatre will present a scene from Mitch Albom's popular play, "Ernie," as part of the evening's program. The Harwell family chose hospice care for Ernie during his final days. "Ernie Harwell gave so...

2011-08-09 08:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Muskegon-born Todd Winn, MD, an emergency room physician, is the first physician to be awarded West Michigan's Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Fellowship, designed to increase physician awareness, understanding and competence in the specialized field of hospice and palliative care, is a collaboration between Hospice of Michigan (HOM) Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Michigan State University School of Medicine...

2011-06-16 08:30:00

DETROIT, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 35,000 Michigan residents are eligible for covered hospice care and don't know it. As a result, caring for them falls to their families, loved ones and other caregivers and places an enormous burden on them. Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state's oldest and largest provider of hospice services, today introduced "The Caregiver Kit" to guide patients and their caregivers in determining whether hospice care is the right option and to...

2011-06-03 13:49:00

DETROIT, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Paletta, MD, FAAHPM, Vice President Medical Affairs and Executive Director, Maggie Allessee Center for the Quality of Life at the Hospice of Michigan is a nationally recognized expert on end-of-life and palliative health care issues and is available today for interviews on the subject. For television, Skype and Scopia are available. Please call the Hospice of Michigan CARE Center at 888-247-5701 to schedule an interview. During the time...

2011-05-19 06:35:00

"Have You Had the Talk?(TM)" Toolkit Facilitates End-of-Life Discussions for Physicians, Caretakers and Patients DETROIT, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2008 presidential campaign introduced a debate on an unexpected topic: physician/patient conversations on end-of life options. The debate intensified in 2010 as lawmakers drafted health care reform legislation, and Americans began to worry about how changes would affect them should they ever be diagnosed with a terminal...