A Promise to Comfort
At VitalCare Hospice, our mission is to provide comfort, support, and end-of-life care as we would for our own loved ones.
Hospice is about living every day of life fully, without pain or symptoms. The VitalCare Hospice model of care treats patients and family members with the understanding that worries about the future have a genuine and legitimate impact on frame of mind and personal comfort at end-of-life.
When and Where You Need Us
VitalCare Hospice Care serves northern lower Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.
Meeting the Needs of Patients and Families
Caring for Patients Where They Live
Hospice of the Straits, Cheboygan
Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey
Hospice of the Sunrise Shore, Alpena
All VitalCare Hospice organizations offer an array of services, on-site or in the patient’s home.
Volunteering for the Good of All
- Medical and nursing care
- Symptom and pain control
- 24/7 emergency care
- Homemaker services, personal care, transportation, and supportive visiting
- Spiritual guidance
- Emotional and bereavement support
All VitalCare Hospice volunteers are specially selected and extensively trained to work directly with the patient and family in a variety of capacities.
- Child care
- Supportive visits
- Homemaking and meal preparation
- Sharing of specific hobbies, skills, and talents
- Bereavement support
When Hospice is The Right Choice
Hospice Care is available for individuals in the VitalCare service area who are physician-referred and have a lifespan prognosis of six months or less.
Patients are accepted on the basis of need regardless of age, sex, religious affiliation, or nationality. Ability to pay is never a criterion for acceptance to Hospice Care.
VitalCare and VitalCare Hospice are nonprofit, Medicare-certified, Blue Cross-approved, and CHAP-accrediated (Community Health Accreditation Program) providers of home healthcare programs and services. VitalCare is affiliated with McLaren Northern Michigan.