Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have many questions during this process and we are here to help. Below are several frequently asked questions that may be helpful. If you would like to speak to someone from our Hospice team, please don't hesitate to contact us at (616) 235-5113.


Hospice is a way of providing comfort and support for people at the end-of-life.  Our hospice team is focused on relieving pain and troublesome symptoms along with providing emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their family.  The goal of hospice care is to add to the quality of life.

No. Hospice is a generic term like “hospital.” Just as there are different hospitals in a given area, there can also be different hospice choices.

Not at all. Anyone with a life-limiting diagnosis and a life expectancy of six months or less can benefit from hospice including people with heart, renal or pulmonary problems or advanced dementia.

It is best to call hospice as soon as a life-limiting diagnosis is received. The sooner hospice services are started, the more we can do to help.

Absolutely. Hospice care can be provided wherever you “put your head down to sleep at night.”

Having a relationship with your doctor is important.  Your personal physician becomes part of the hospice team directing your care.

Faith Hospice participates in a wide variety of insurance programs. Hospice care is also part of your Medicare/Medicaid benefit.

Let us know how we can help.  Call 616-235-5113 today.

For information regarding Medicare FAQs, view the following information sheet or call (616) 235-5100.