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Out of reach but not out of touch: Lifeline of Hope, a Hospice of Michigan special

Hospice of Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)-Last March, in what seemed like a split-second, COVID-19 changed the medical industry, care industry, and hospice services. As an essential aspect of healthcare, Hospice of Michigan continued to provide in-person admissions, emergency visits, and death visits, but many patients and caregivers were seeking a connection via telehealth. This mode of care could continue a connection to caregivers and nurses while reducing the risk of exposure. Out of this necessity, new opportunities were presented to deliver specialized care and guidance. Thus wE-Connect was born.

wE-Connect is the future of hospice care, and does not replace bedside care, but enhances it. An innovative program that provides patients and caregivers care that helps to reduce anxiety and foster a connection through a 24/7 immediate access to expert end-of-life care.

One click in Real-Time Visual Response provides interactive video capability and lets the hospice nurse or physician view a patient’s symptoms while they are occurring.

The visual visits bring the entire team to the bedside, providing important physical, spiritual, and emotional support while practicing social distancing protocols. The app will also allow for visual visit capability offering patients-particularly those living in facilities-the ability to bridge the distance separating them from their loved ones, providing a therapeutic connection to overcome social isolation.

wE-Connect is an innovative program harnessing technology that anticipates patients and caregivers changing needs, and enhances bedside care to build confidence, reduce anxiety and foster connection through immediate, 24/7 access to expert end-of-life care. For more on wE-Connect, visit the Hospice of Michigan website.

Support Hospice of Michigan

Every dollar counts! As a nonprofit organization for more than 40 years, Hospice of Michigan has provided comprehensive and compassionate hospice care for terminally-ill patients and support for their families.

Hospice of Michigan is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.  Federal Tax ID 38-2255529. To make a tax-deductible donation to Hospice of Michigan, please fill out and submit the form below. 

To make a gift by mail, click here to download and print a donation form. Mail the completed form to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301.

To make a gift by phone, call 1-800-669-9335.

Join us for Lifeline of Hope, a Hospice of Michigan special, Thursday, December 2nd at 8PM on WOTV4.

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