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YOUR OPTIONS

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time

During the course of a serious illness, there may well be a time when a hospital, skilled nursing center or rehab facility is the best place for the exact care you or a loved one needs. Yet, most people would prefer to be in the familiar surroundings of their home. Arbor Hospice and NorthStar Palliative Care provide a coordinated continuum of care to enable patients to receive expert care at home. Our social workers will help you consider all options to choose the right place and the right team for the right care as needs change.

Symptom Relief with Curative Care

If you or a loved one are receiving curative treatments for your illness and need relief from symptoms, side effects and stress, NorthStar Palliative Care may be the right choice for you. Your NorthStar Palliative Care team specializes in pain and symptom management and works alongside your primary care provider as an extra layer of support. Our physicians and nurse practitioners make palliative house calls as often as medically necessary. Our providers can spend more time than a typical office visit to diagnose and treat pain and other distressing symptoms, clarify and document health care wishes and help you navigate options as conditions become more complex.

Comfort Care at End of Life

When a patient’s illness progresses to a point when physicians say they expect the time remaining is about six months or less – and comfort becomes more important than cure – Arbor Hospice helps make every day its most fulfilling. An entire team of medical experts, home health aides, social workers, spiritual care advisors, grief support managers and trained volunteers help you or your loved one stay comfortable, live life on your terms and meet your goals. Our team practices a holistic approach to end-of-life care for each patient and family, complete with physical, emotional and spiritual support tailored to each individual.

Where to Receive Care

Arbor Hospice provides comprehensive hospice services wherever the patient calls home:

  • Private residence (house, condo or apartment)
  • Assisted living facility
  • Nursing home or skilled nursing center
  • Hospital
  • The Residence of Arbor Hospice
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