How We Can Help
Advanced Care Planning
Supporting adults at any age or stage of health
Information about advanced care planning
Planning for health care is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.
Advance care planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know—both your family and your health care providers—about your preferences. These preferences are often put into an advance directive, a legal document that goes into effect only if you are incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself.
These are your decisions to make based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. While these can be difficult conversations to have, they can be an invaluable gift to those you love. Regional Hospice is available to help answer questions and assist you with advance directives. Please call if we can help you.
In this video, viewers meet Michael and Liz Sampair, a California couple who have been married for 18 months. Michael was diagnosed with prostate cancer eight years ago and is well-versed on the importance of advance care planning. He has had vital conversations with his family and documented his wishes and healthcare preferences to ensure that his loved ones will not be faced with unnecessary burdens that can occur when important issues are unaddressed.
How Hospice Care Is Unique & Special
Treat the person
The interdisciplinary hospice team is made up of professionals who address the medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family. The plan of care is determined by the patient's needs and wishes.
Emphasize quality of life
Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice emphasizes living one's remaining days as fully as possible. Hospice stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient.
24/7 support for patient & family
Hospice RN's are on call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to help patients and families cope with emergency situations. Patients routinely receive in-home services of a nurse, home health aide, social worker, chaplain and volunteers.
The hospice team is trained to help a family cope with grief and end-of-life issues. Bereavement support and resources are available throughout hospice care, at the end of life, through the grieving process and beyond. Hospice follows the family through the grieving process for a minimum of 13 months after the loss of their loved one and helps the family go on living.
How to make a referral
Patients may be referred for Hospice Care or Palliative Care by their primary physician, family members, friends, clergy, or other health care professionals.
Our Counties Served
Regional Hospice Services provides care within the following counties in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan:
Words From Those Who Matter Most, Regional Hospice Patients And Families.
Excellent care and help from Regional Hospice. I can’t imagine how difficult it would have been for my mother without this hospice team.
Regional Hospice was wonderful. The care helped us more than I ever expected. The staff helped us prepare and comforted everyone.
All I can say is Regional Hospice staff were like angels. They were wonderful when they cared for my husband. I can’t say enough good thing about hospice. They were here for us when we needed them.
Regional Hospice care was perfect. The team we worked with were terrific. I could never thank them enough.
Regional Hospice was wonderful. Always available. Answered my questions fully no matter what time of day or night.
I can’t thank all of you enough. To know you are not alone is such a great comfort. This is the second time Regional Hospice has been here for me and my family and both times you have made this much easier to deal with. Again, thank you so very much.
Our Regional Hospice nurse was fantastic with my Dad! The staff that came to help with personal care was phenomenal. The hospice team was incredibly good, very professional, and always dialed in! I cannot thank them enough! It meant the world to Dad to be home, and they all made it possible. A sincere thank you to the hospice staff.
I am grateful and impressed by the kindness and thoughtfulness of the Regional Hospice team that cared for my wife and has continued with me since her passing. A heartfelt thank you to all of your team and the support.
The Regional Hospice team took wonderful care of my mother. Our hospice RN was outstanding. She was down to earth and gentle, and made my Mom feel comfortable.
Regional Hospice’s team was professional, caring and engaged in my father’s care and in our wishes. It was an excellent service and I highly recommend the staff.
We absolutely couldn’t have had better care. Our Regional Hospice nurses helped us through my Dad’s health decline. Our hospice social worker was kind and helpful. We looked forward to their visits. Dad and I enjoyed our visit with the Regional Hospice Veteran Volunteer as they shared memories and stories.
Regional Hospice staff were so helpful and understanding! The support made a wonderful difference in my life and helped me through a very difficult time. I knew I could count on them at any time. The care team was there for my husband, our family, and for myself.