Hospice - (269) 789-3939

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Oaklawn Hospice is located at 122 High Street in Marshall.  The local phone number is 789-3939.
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What is Hospice?  
Hospice offers a comprehensive program of care to patients and families who are facing a terminal illness with a prognosis of less than six months.  Patients determine with their family and physician whether they’d like to begin hospice care.  Hospice emphasizes comforting, rather than curative treatment. 
Oaklawn Hospice provides a comprehensive healthcare program to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of persons with life-limiting conditions as well as their families. Because Hospice is a philosophy of care and not a place, it is provided wherever the patient lives; at home, in a nursing home, or in any accommodation or shelter.

Who can receive Hospice?
Any person facing the advancing stages of any terminal illness is eligible for Hospice care. In addition, anyone can refer a patient to the Hospice program. Hospice care is appropriate when the following conditions are met:

  • The physician believes that the patient may be within six months of life if the disease runs its normal course.
  • Aggressive treatments are not curing or providing relief to the patient.
  • The patient, family and physician agree and understand that the focus of Hospice patient care is on comfort not cure.

How can I afford Hospice?
Oaklawn Hospice is covered by most insurance plans. We are happy to contact your insurance company to deterine coverage. Hospice is a covered benefit under Medicare for U.S. Citizens age 65 and older, for end-of-life care. However, Hospice care is made available to all terminally ill patients, regardless of ability to pay, through donations made to patient care. Anyone interested in donating to Oaklawn Hospice should call Pam MacQuaig at (269) 789-3939.

Oaklawn Hospice provides services in Calhoun, Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson and St. Joseph counties.
 

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