Month to be marked

To the Journal editor:

November is National Hospice Month. We seek your help in letting your readers know about this and, more importantly, about the services available to them from their local hospices.

The annual Marquette County Bells for Hospice event will occur once again at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Marquette Commons Building in downtown Marquette.

Local churches will ring their bells at noon to honor all who have passed under hospice care, and also to remember the families and friends who still celebrate the life of their loved one.

The volunteers and staff from Upper Peninsula Hospice and Lake Superior Hospice invite our community to come together and help celebrate the preciousness of life and to remember the lives of those we have loved.

A brief hand-bell ringing event will begin immediately after the Church Bells at noon, with a reception to follow.

As you may know, Lake Superior Hospice and Upper Peninsula Home Health & Hospice are committed to supporting and empowering individuals and their families who are confronting a life-limiting diagnosis.

Our goal is to profoundly enhance their quality of life and provide every means of comfort, support and dignity.

Hospice is considered to be the gold standard for quality, compassionate care at the end of life. Hospice services are a team of experts in medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support, and volunteers who all tailor their skills to the individual’s wishes.

Emotional and spiritual support is also extended to the family and friends. Generally, this care is provided in a person’s home or in a home-like setting. Hospice is a covered benefit by most insurance.

If you have questions about Hospice, contact us at Lake Superior Hospice or Upper Peninsula Home Health & Hospice.

We regularly surprise families with the level of peace and comfort that can be attained during a very challenging time. Sincerely,

Carol Carr, CEO

Lake Superior Hospice

Dr. Jeff Nyquist, PhD, CEO

Upper Peninsula Home

Health & Hospice