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How You Can Help Our Healthcare Workers

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If you've been wondering what you can do to help healthcare workers who are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable in our community, there are opportunities for you to help.

Angela Hospice is collecting personal protective equipment (PPE) and crucial supplies that will aid our team members during this health crisis.

You can help by donating unused/unopened supplies you might have at home. These items include:

Hand sanitizer99.9% isopropyl alcoholDisposable medical gownsFace shieldsN95 face masks – especially smallsSurgical face masksHandmade face masksIsolation gownsHandmade medical gowns – click for video tutorialPlastic ponchosPlastic transparency sheetsDisposable medical glovesElastomeric respirators (used by painters)Thermometers1/4" width or smaller elastic
A donation bin will be at the northwest covered entrance of our Care Center at 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154.

Thank you for your willingness to help during this challenging time. When we all work together, …

Coronavirus Resources

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Amid the rise in cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and Michigan, we have certain protocols and procedures put in place during this unprecedented heath crisis. To protect the health and safety of our patients, clients, staff, and caregivers, Angela Hospice has had to make the difficult decision to postpone the following programs until further notice:
In-Person Grief Support GroupsClick here to visit our Facebook page for our virtual grief support offeringsNobody Grieves Alone: A Virtual Support Group for COVID-19 LossBeginning the Journey Virtual Grief Support GroupLiving with Grief Virtual Support GroupLoss of a Spouse Virtual Support GroupArt TherapyMemorial ServicesVolunteer Services, with the exception of direct patient care supportSpecial Events, including Tai Chi and community eventsMass in the Angela Hospice Chapel We have also put in place a new Visitor Protocoleffective March 24, 2020, a new Home Care Visit Protocoleffective March 24, 2020 and a new Care Center COVID-19 Wing effect…

Home Care Visit Protocol

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March 23, 2020 —Angela Hospice Home Care Visit Policy— EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020
Dear Angela Hospice Patients and Family Members,

As the number of confirmed cases of Coronovirus, COVID-19, continue to rise in Michigan and across the nation, Angela Hospice has had to make very difficult decisions regarding best practices and protocols during this unprecedented health crisis. Because Angela Hospice cares for seriously ill and vulnerable patients throughout metro Detroit and southeast Michigan, we never want to risk exposing you, your families, your hospice care team, or others in our community to a situation where everyone's health could be compromised or endangered.

Based on Governor Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order and the guidelines and directives we have received from federal and state government agencies, we have had to make an additional revision to our policy for home visits. Know that these decisions restricting the number of people at visits are not made lightl…

New Visitor Protocol

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March 23, 2020 —Revised Visitation Policy— EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020
Dear Care Center Patients and Family Members,

As the number of confirmed cases of Coronovirus, COVID-19, continue to rise in Michigan and across the nation, Angela Hospice has had to make very difficult decisions regarding best practices and protocols during this unprecedented health crisis. Because Angela Hospice cares for seriously ill and vulnerable patients, not only in our Care Center but also throughout metro Detroit and southeast Michigan, we never want to risk exposing our patients, their families, our team members, or others in our community to a situation where their health could be compromised or endangered.

Based on Governor Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive order and the guidelines and directives we have received from federal and state government agencies, we have had to make an additional revision to our visitation policy for the Care Center. Know that these decisions restricting visitation are n…

Coronavirus Precautions

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To protect the health and safety of our patients, clients, staff, and caregivers, Angela Hospice has had to make the difficult decision to postpone all grief support group meetings for the time being.

For those in need of grief counseling, please call our bereavement office at 734.779.6690 to schedule a one-on-one or telephone session, based on availability.

Thank you for your understanding, and we encourage you to review the following recommendations provided by the CDC to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.

Keeping the Home SafeWhat every American can do to decrease the spread of the coronavirus
Encourage your family members to…

ALL HOUSEHOLDS
 Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
 Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their face and cover coughs and sneezes
 Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
 Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
 Stop handshaking – use other noncontact methods of greeting

Laughter Lifts You Up is CANCELED

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce we must cancel our Laughter Lifts You Up women’s event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow, March 12, at Laurel Manor.

As you know, Angela Hospice provides care to seriously ill and vulnerable patients. Our leadership and staff have continued to closely monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 following updates and recommendations from the CDC, the WHO, as well as state and local governments. We never want to risk exposing people in our community to a situation where they could be compromised or endangered.  With the growing number of large-event cancellations, and concern for public health, we believe it is in the best interest of all involved not to move forward with the event.

While we remain responsible for much of the cost of the event, we feel our larger responsibility is to the greater safety and wellbeing of our constituents and the good people who support the important work done through Angela Hospic…

Employee Appreciation Day

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Angela Hospice gratefully acknowledges our wonderful team members. These courageous, caring hearts are what makes Angela Hospice special. We thank you all for your compassion and dedication, and for bringing your unique spirit to the work you do on behalf of all those we are privileged to serve. Thank you for living Angela Hospice's mission and values each day!

Our Mission:
Angela Hospice is dedicated to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and Christ-like care to adults and children in the communities we serve.
Angela Hospice is founded upon the  Felician Core Values:
Respect for human dignity; reverence for and commitment to promoting and protecting the dignity of persons.
Compassion; an empathetic consciousness of others expressed in caring service.
Transformation; the process that encourages an open mind and heart, leading to continuous improvement of self and the ministry.
Solidarity with the poor; ensuring the needs of the poor and vulnerable are met through advocacy and acti…