United Hospice Services
During the last stage of life, United Hospice Service specializes in care that allows patients to truly live until they die—without the fear of dying in pain, dying alone or losing control. When disease or illness cannot be cured, our goal is to treat and control symptoms such as nausea or pain.
The United Hospice Service Difference
United Hospice Service is unique. We not only want to meet your needs, but we also want to exceed your expectations. We offer the following advantages, above and beyond the required hospice guidelines:
- The residential hospice unit is located at Marlette Regional Hospital. There are six private suites for those who are unable to stay in their home setting.
- We employ registered nurses certified in hospice care by the National Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.
- We employ certified nurse’s assistants to help with personal care, such as bathing and dressing, and light housekeeping.
- Admissions are done 24 hours a day, every day (even the same day as a hospital discharge).
- Medications related to terminal illness are delivered to the patient’s home, at no cost.
- Services are available for people wherever they call home.
- We have more than 100 volunteers.
We consider home wherever you call home, whether it be an extended care, adult foster care, or assisted living facility.
Together, We Make A Difference
We are a team of professionally trained health care providers and specially trained volunteers focused on putting our patients first. We work in partnership with you and your family, serving as your advocate, making sure that your end-of-life decisions are honored:
- A registered nurse will meet with you and your family to develop a plan of care that meets your needs. Your nurse will continue visiting you on a regular basis.
- Your social worker will assist you and your loved ones in addressing emotional issues.
- Certified nurse’s assistants provide care with a personal touch of tenderness and compassion.
- A physician and nurse practitioner specially trained in end-of-life care are on call 24 hours a day.
- A chaplain is available to offer spiritual support to you and your family.
- Bereavement services are available to support and comfort family for up to 13 months after the death of their loved one.
- The medical director partners with your physician, putting your comfort first.
United Hospice Service
2770 Main St.
P.O. Box 307
Marlette, MI 48453
UHS Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.