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Angela Hospice Home Care Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Hospices, Human Services

Mission: HOSPICE CARE Angela Hospice is dedicated to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and Christ-like care to adults and children in the communities we serve.

Results: Angela Hospice has served over 2,000 hospice patients in the past year, and supported many more individuals and families through our bereavement programs.

Target demographics: patients and families of all ages

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2,000 hospice patients, plus many more individuals and families through grief support programs

Geographic areas served: Southeast Michigan

Programs: Home Hospice Care, inpatient hospice services at our Care Center, My Nest is Best Pediatric Hospice, Prenatal Hospice, Grief Support Groups, Bereavement Counseling, and Education Outreach.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Judy110

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great care during my mother-in-law’s final three weeks. Allowed family to enjoy family time and not worry about her care. Friendly staff, great care, clean facilities. Highly recommend

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Their kind and compassionate care allowed me to be a family member instead of a care giver during my family member's last days. The attention to small details was a sign of their compassion.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Both my mother-in-law and step-mother were patients of Angela Hospice. Both started in the home care program and one came to the Care Center for her last day.
We found the staff to be knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. We couldn’t have hoped for better care for those we loved so dearly.

Ken T.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Angela Hospice was there for us when our brother needed care. They provided care not only for him, but for us too. And, they still stay in contact with us.
Superb caring company. I would hope that anyone considering hospice care, whether in home or outside the home, contact these people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Angela Hospice provided loving and exceptional care for both of my parents. With the help of their wonderful nurses and caregivers, both of my parents were able to remain at home in their final days. The emotional support that was extended to our family helped tremendously. The nurses took the time to sit with us, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen as we shared family stories and memories. They carefully explained the end of life process so we understood what was happening and what we could expect every step of the way. It is such a blessing to be able to look back on those profoundly difficult days with peace in my heart.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I experienced hospice care with 5 family members over a period of 14 months. Four of those were with Angela Hospice. I've worked with them in all settings. At another facility, at home, and at the Angela facility. They are truly angels. The staff is supportive and available 24/7 to answer questions or concerns. They provided comfort and care for my loved ones and also comfort and support for anyone in the extended family that wanted it. The best way I can communicate my support of what they do is to tell you that, if I ever find myself in the position of requiring hospice care, Angela Hospice is where I want to be. Thank you for all that you do.

Karol M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister and I had our mother with Angela hospice. Except we did it at home. My sister and I took care of her, neither one of us nurses or in the medical field. We were very scared. Angela hospice was always there for us, coming to see us, taking phone calls in the middle of the night, or sending a nurse to the home in the middle of the night because we were panicked. They are professional, kind, caring and we were so blessed to have them help us to get our mother to the other side.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My Mother who passed from Stage IV Colon Cancer was an At Home patient of Angela Hospice. My sister and I took care of her. Angela Hospice far exceeded our expectations and the expectations of my family. They were there for us through every step of the process, including panicked 3am phone calls from my sister and I. They even sent nurses to the house in the middle of the night to help us if we could not handle a situation.

This organization is made up of the most compassionate people I have ever met. It is worthy of every cent that it receives from donations. We are so grateful to them for allowing us to deliver our Mother to heaven in peace and at home while we held her hand. I believe it is one of the greatest gifts we were ever able to give to her.

Tina S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

While not knowing how to handle my mother's choice to be on hospice back in 1997, I'm so very pleased to have helped her choose Angela Hospice. ...they are the best around.... very helpful,informative,kind,caring....they even had a home care aid out while we were out at our daughters graduation. ....

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been receiving one-on-one grief counseling at Angela Hospice since July and could not be happier with the experience. Both individual and group therapy is available free of charge to members of the local community struggling with a loss. Their staff is compassionate and their facility is really lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in Southeast Michigan. Thank you Angela Hospice!

Michelle W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

7 years ago we welcomed Angela hospice into our home to help care for my father who was in the final stages of his life. The care and compassion that came from the wonderful staff is not something I will ever forget. They continue to communicate with my entire family to make sure there is nothing we need and continue to offer support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband had been ill for years, I was his primary care giver. as the years rolled on I was getting older and weaker too. Earlier in this year my husband was getting real bad, kidney and heart failure. The doctors told us it was time to put him in hospice. it was so sad. Late April he was placed at home with Angela hospice. The people that work here are the absolute best! They helped us both along the road to death. Nurses came by, social workers came over, the ministry came over. But the best was the volunteer named Dennis, since was husband was ill for so long most of his friends stopped coming by. Dennis provided companionship for him. My husband enjoyed his visits and talks. made him feel like a regular guy! Then when I had to have hand surgery, the social worker worked with us so he could go into respite care and I could take some days to myself. He was only in there five nights, I came every night except one. They cared for him like he was at home still. Bathed him, fed him his favorites foods, what he could or would eat.He was comfortable and well cared for. He was nearing the end of his life and we had arranged for him to go to a Tigers ball game one last time. Angela Hospice knew what we were planning and helped us keep the secret. They arranged for transportation to Tiger Stadium. they changed him in his Tiger clothes. and gave us(his family) all the necessary things to care for him that day, wheel chair, oxygen, cather and bag with a cover to be discreet. Our family surprised him there and we spent a wonderful day celebrating his life and his love of the Detroit Tigers. on Fathers Day! After the game transportation took us back to our home and helped get him in the house. Sad to say that was his last night/day alive as he passed away before dawn the next morning. I will never forget the help of such passionate people in my life! They helped arranged everything for us. I still am going to their grief counseling groups which gives me helpful things to do as I live my life without the love of my life. KUDOS to Angela Hospice! The staff is the best!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mother-in-law's health took a turn for the worse very unexpectedly. She had always said that if this situation arose, to please call Angela Hospice. The hospital she was admitted to is not one that is generally service by Angela, but they came anyhow. We were so appreciative!

They were so compassionate and patient with us, as we'd had no experience with hospice before. They talked us through everything, answered all our questions, and just gave us a sense of peace that we were not alone.

Fast forward several years and I trained to be a hospice volunteer. The compassion and caring I see in all the volunteers and staff is difficult to put into words. All I can say is that they always go over and above, caring not just for patients, but for their families as well.

I consider it an honor and a blessing to be involved, even in a small way, with Angela Hospice.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Whenever I think of Angela Hospice my heart swells with gratitude. In 2014 my mother was diagnosed with a rare, terminal brain disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). The symptoms of this disease include failing memory, behavioral changes, lack of coordination and hallucinations. Deterioration becomes more pronounced in the final stages of the disease and the patient suffers from involuntary movements and sometimes blindness. To see this disease destroy my mother and replace her with someone who became agitated from her violent hallucinations was more devastating and painful than words can describe. The disease is invariably fatal and the precious time we had left with my mother was difficult because she often did not know who we were. Because this disease is so rare, some medical professionals don't really know how to properly help the patient. When Angela Hospice took in my mother, they researched the disease to know how to best care for her and respect her dignity and worth in her last phase of life. To a stranger who only knew my mother as a person ravaged by CJD, it may be easy to just classify her as a difficult, agitated, and frightened patient. But Angela Hospice did not see or treat my mother as a disease. They saw her as a mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, etc. -
someone who was loved dearly and deserved to be as a comfortable and pain free as possible. The staff and nurses at Angela Hospice are angels here on earth. Always patient, kind, loving and supportive. They knew what we needed without us even asking. I will forever be grateful for Angela Hospice in helping us through a most painful and devastating ordeal.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at Angela Hospice. It has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. The people associated with AH are among the kindest you will find anywhere! And kindness & compassion are not easily found in today's world. I am blessed to be associated with them.

Client Served

Rating: 2

Agency does not work closely with family. Does not communicate well with family or care givers. Will not adjust its business practice to modern communication methods. Would not provide any written schedule or names or care givers. Does not allow direct phone or text contact with nurses, you must go through call canter. Care provided is good but not as good as many other hospice providers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to Angela Hospice by my doctor. I was grieving the loss of multiple people in my life. Through individual counseling and group support, I learned to find acceptance and peace. I did not have to worry how I would pay for this help because there was no cost to me. I am grateful for this caring and compassionate resource in our community.

Pamela137

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've used Angela Hospice twice, once in 1999 for my mother who suffered from early onset Alzheimer's disease and again in 2016 for my father who died of cancer. I couldn't possibly put in to words how caring, helpful & calming their team, both in the care center & home care, were on both occasions. They're very good at assessing a family's strengths and letting them do as much or little as they're comfortable with & filling in the rest. When my mom was in the care center in Livonia, Mi, Donna~a volunteer said "get some rest, I'll sit with her" when I said "I couldn't ask you to do that" Donna responded "it would be my privilege." Not that it's her job, but her privilege. All these years later that remark, made off-handed I'm sure, still brings me peace. That's why I love Angela Hospice.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I would never recommend this place to anyone! My grandpa received at home care from them and we had nothing but problems. The caseworker actually said talking to my grandpa while he is sleeping takes time off his life! I called multiple times and tried to get answers and wasn't called back for days. When things got really bad they told us "good luck" and were rude! It breaks my heart that my grandpa is a world war 2 vet and fought for them and in return got nothing but problems!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family will always give thanks and praise to the staff/volunteers of Angela Hospice for the care and compassion given our entire family during the seven months of hospice my mother was given at your care facility.
We should all be so fortunate to have these people in our lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They offer free one-on-one greif counseling. I started going there about 2 years ago to see Rebecca DeRaub. She has been amazing! She's so kind and understanding. I'm so glad I found Angela Hospice. It has helped me heal after the loss of my brother.

Sandra124

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't know anything about your Hospice - but I do know one of your employees - Grace Ann Lacca - if if you weren't a great place - she wouldn't be there