Common Myths of Hospice Care

By Ryan Goodwin – Director of Community Outreach As a faith-based, non-profit hospice ministry, Emmanuel Hospice is committed to community education, outreach, and service. Last year, we provided 52 educational seminars and met a countless number of amazing people in West Michigan. However, during these workshops, we heard many misconceptions regarding hospice care. So in […]

Emmanuel Hospice Provides Five Wishes in Celebration of National Hospice Month

In recognition of how difficult it is for people to think about and discuss health care decisions, Emmanuel Hospice is distributing free copies of the nation’s most popular advance care planning resource, Five Wishes. Five Wishes allows individuals and families to make important decisions in terms that are meaningful and understandable to them and helps […]

Emmanuel Hospice Fights for “Moments of Life” Public Service Announcement

We know their stories as we care for the families of West Michigan. We know the benefits of Hospice Care as we read study after study, week after week. But our challenge is reaching out to the nearly 1.4 million people in the greater Grand Rapids area to raise awareness on the Hospice philosophy of […]

Emmanuel Hospice Invites You to Volunteer!

Compassionate and caring individuals are needed to help Emmanuel Hospice meet the needs of patients and families facing end-of-life issues. Giving your time to a family could positively impact their life more than you could imagine. There is a place for everyone in the hospice family of volunteers ranging from respite care for a tired […]

“My Gift of Grace” conversation days

In recognition of National Healthcare Decision Day, Emmanuel Hospice will be hosting 4 events across greater Grand Rapids from 4/15 through 4/17.  Click here for event times and locations and join us for this award winning game!  This conversation will happen in everyone’s life, do you want to be present for yours?

CHAP Accredited; We are Ready to Serve!

Emmanuel Hospice recently received CHAP accreditation recognizing us as an industry leader in quality, performance, and excellence. CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) provides a non-biased third-party review to ensure a provider is not only compliant with current state and federal regulations and industry standards of practice, but demonstrates higher levels of performance, positioning it for growth […]

Paying for End-of-Life Care

 How to pay for the rising costs of health care?  Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials but by almost every family across the country. Many baby boomers are providing care for their aging parents just as they are facing their own health care issues. Yet, for almost 30 years, the […]

New Research Validates That Hospice Saves Medicare Dollars

Research out of Mt. Sinai shows hospice patients have lower Medicare costs, reduced use of hospital services, and that hospice can improve care quality. (Alexandria, Va) – New research published in the March issue of Health Affairs found that hospice enrollment saves money for Medicare and improves care quality for Medicare beneficiaries with a number […]