"Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, a program of VitalCare, is a nonprofit, Medicare certified, Blue Cross-approved, and CHAP-accrediated (Community Health Accreditation Program) provider of home healthcare programs and services. VitalCare is affiliated with McLaren Northern Michigan, serving northern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.
* 13-Month Bereavement Program: Taking Time to Heal
Bereavement services are far reaching and effective, and can be tailored to meet the unique needs of the individuals and families.
* Supportive counseling
Counseling begins upon the patient's admission to Hospice care and continues for 13 months after the death of the patient. The bereavement counselor will assess needs, offer appropriate services, and provide emotional support as needed throughout the first year of the grief process. Families receive individual and family counseling and telephone support, plus supportive literature and a memorial candle. To begin bereavement support services, please call 231.487.4825.
* Support Groups
Monthly support groups, designed to meet the specific needs of survivors, are offered to Hospice support families and the community at large. Group sessions are a safe and comforting environment for sharing and reflecting with others.
* Bereavement Volunteers
Trained volunteers are always available to lend a helping hand, to talk, or if needed, just listen.
* Lending Library
Books, care notes, and literature on loss and grieving are for the use of members of the community.
* Bereavement Newsletters and Mailings
Hospice families receive regular mailings about the grief process and coping with loss, as well as special recognition and encouragement during holidays and anniversaries.
* Annual Memorial Service
Families, loved ones, and caregivers are invited to remember and honor individuals who died in the care of Hospice of Little Traverse Bay."
One Hiland Drive Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Hospice, Support Groups, Mental Health and Counseling
Services are reserved for family and friends of a hospice patient. For more information about hospice eligibility or the other services please contact the agency directly.