Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice
Lake Superior Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization serving Marquette County since 1979. As Michigan’s oldest existing hospice, LSH provides personal and professional care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. LSH strives to comfort patients and their families during time limiting situations.
Hospice is palliative care for patients near the end of their life. Hospice care can be provided in a patients’ home, hospice centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or wherever a patient resides. Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other distressing symptoms of a serious illness. Palliative care should be provided along with other medical treatments.
Lake Superior Hospice creates a personal and specialized care to ensure each patient and their families are getting the care they deserve. Physicians, who specialize in hospice and palliative medicine work with other doctors and healthcare professionals, listen to patients and align their treatments with what is important to them, and help families navigate the complex healthcare system. LSH offers expert emotional, spiritual, and physical support to take away some of the burdens from the families during a difficult time to allow them to spend quality time together.