St. Ann’s is committed to provide comfort and assistance to residents, and their families and friends, dealing with a terminal or life-limiting illness or condition leading to a decision that treatment is no longer effective. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those facing these end-of-life issues with dignity, compassion and peace.
Our interdisciplinary team provides palliative care and supports a resident’s choice of hospice care, embracing a holistic approach in our support of residents and families, which encompasses the mind, body and spirit. Together, we focus on educating and discussing choices that are available, offering options, and respecting decision.
Our team of professionally-trained staff is also available for bereavement care for anyone coping with the grief that comes with one’s own terminal illness or the death of a loved one. We serve as a reassuring presence, walking with you in the grieving process.
It is our privilege to help residents and their families obtain a level of readiness for end of life, by supporting them while they live.
St. Ann’s residents facing end of life decisions may select hospice care provided by area hospice care communities. Further, St. Ann’s is a founding partner in one of these area providers – Emmanuel Hospice – formed with three other Grand Rapids based senior health care facilities to create an exemplary spiritual and physical care hospice service.
Emmanuel Hospice is an ecumenical collaboration of four faith-based organizations with over 200 years of combined experience providing quality health care services in West Michigan. These partners – St. Ann’s, Clark, Porter Hills and Sunset – joined together to deliver the highest level of holistic care to those who have reached end of life.
There are four key values which lead the staff and participants in this service: Empathy, Hope, Stewardship and Respect. To learn more visit Emmanuel Hospice website.