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    For more than 24 years, Arbor Hospice has been committed to providing quality, end-of-life care for patients and their families. Today, our interdisciplinary team of more than 200 professionals, physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and counselors, work together to manage the individualized needs of each patient and family members as they face the end of life journey. This team of committed staff and volunteers serve more than 1,500 patients, 24 of whom are children, 3,000 family members and an additional 1,750 community members in the Washtenaw, Wayne and surrounding communities. We help people to end their days in dignity, free of pain, often in their own homes, surrounded by family and friends. As part of our mission, we continue to provide emotional support to those left behind long after the patient has died. Our programs, services and facilities highly recognized. In fact, Arbor Hospice is the premier training site for end-of-life care for students from the University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan School of Nursing and School of Social Work, and Madonna University, among others. Arbor Hospice Grief Support Services, provided by licensed social workers for surviving family members and loved ones, are nationally recognized for their breadth, depth and innovation. We offer more than 10 support groups available to people of all ages who desire help to deal with their grief and move on with their lives. Our current adult bereavement program follows more than 800 families. Our pediatric grief support services sees more than 150 children annually. In the last six months, 20 children have taken part in our Art from the Heart therapy classes that utilize art therapy, puppetry and counseling to help them process their grief. Our grief support services are open to all individuals regardless of whether their loved ones have been patients at Arbor Hospice or the length of time that has passed since their loss. Private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid cover many of the expenses related to caring for our patients. Yet, these sources do not cover all expenses incurred. Additionally, some patients either do not have private insurance or do not qualify for the alternatives. At Arbor Hospice, we take pride in not turning away a patient because of inability to pay for services and would not withhold beneficial treatment or medications because insurance did not adequately cover costs.
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