Hospice Services of the Straits - Cheboygan


"Hospice of the Straits, a program of VitalCare, is a nonprofit, Medicare-certified, Blue Cross-approved, and CHAP*-accredited (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.

Hospice of the Straits is a far-reaching organization that serves the bereaved through counseling, education, and support. Hospice anticipates the emotional needs of the community, and then addresses them through a dedicated staff of licensed professionals and carefully trained volunteers. Hospice of the Straits is here for those who grieve.

Selected Services
* Bereavement Care: For Those Left Behind
Hospice responsibilities do not end with the death of the patient. Grieving is a process that takes both time and care, and its effects vary for those who experience it. To guide the process, Hospice of the Straits supports the bereaved for a full year and beyond through mailings, group sessions, and individual counseling.

* Support Groups: Help When it is Needed
Thoughtfully guided small-group sessions allow family and caregivers to share their experiences with others. The safe environment promotes coping skills and facilitates talk therapies through shared experiences.

* Personal Grief Counseling: Talking Works
On-staff professionals conduct therapeutic sessions for individuals. Up to three appointments can be arranged at no cost to the participant.

* Hospice Library: Learning about Bereavement
Materials on bereavement, grief, and loss are available for all ages. Books and periodicals, CDs and videos, plus children's resources are valuable tools for family and loved ones. Schools, youth groups, and others are encouraged to use the library resources for their own presentations or bereavement programs."

Contact Information

Website: http://www.mclaren.org/northernmichigan/hospice-straits.aspx

Address: 761 Lafayette Ave Cheboygan, MI

Phone: 231-627-4774

Service Information

Service Areas: Mental Health and Counseling, Support Groups, Hospice

Eligibility Criteria: Services are reserved for hospice patients and their friends and family. For more information about eligibility or their other programs, please call the agency directly.