Wings of Hope Hospice | 530 Linn Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010 | 269-686-8659 | 800-796-2676 | Email

What is Hospice?

For specialized health care for adults nearing the end of their lives, many Southwest Michigan residents turn to Wings of Hope Hospice. Allegan County residents and residents in surrounding communities can take comfort in knowing that we are here to care for their loved ones in this time of need. Our circle of care extends throughout Allegan County and into parts of Holland and Kalamazoo, as well as some communities south of Grand Rapids.

The focus of hospice care is on comfort rather than cure. All needs of the patients are addressed, beginning with physical comfort, freedom from pain and other symptoms. The emotional and spiritual well-being of the patient are also primary concerns.

Hospice recognizes that a serious illness affects all those who love the patient, so we involve the entire family, offering services of support and education. Hospice is a unique type of healthcare in these ways:

  • Care is delivered by a team of professionals and volunteers who work as an interdisciplinary group
  • Emotional and spiritual needs are emphasized as well as physical needs
  • Family members receive attention and support during and after the illness

The word "Hospice" has its roots in old French and Latin and means "a shelter or lodging for weary travelers," a fitting description for those on their final journey of life. The modern concept of hospice came to us from England. Hospice in the United States began in Connecticut in 1973.

Hospice in Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Wings of Hope Hospice provides care wherever the patient lives. Although patients are mostly receiving hospice in their homes, care is also delivered in the hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, adult foster care facility, foster home, or home for the aged. We provide care through written agreements in all hospitals and nursing homes located in Allegan County and many in surrounding communities.

Hospice can work with facilities outside of the county if that is where the patient and family prefer care. We are committed to provide care wherever it is needed and to work collaboratively with facility staff and provide training on end of life care.

How You Can Obtain Services

Simply call the Wings of Hope Hospice office to obtain our services. Since physician certification is required, we can contact your doctor on your behalf about becoming a patient.

Physicians can also call our office directly to refer you to our services.

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us anytime.

Nondiscrimination Policy

We accept all patients regardless of race, national origin, handicap, diagnosis, age, sex, sexual preference or orientation, religion, financial status, membership in any labor organization, or political affiliation at Wings of Hope Hospice. Allegan County residents and residents in surrounding communities are encouraged to contact us if a loved one may be in need of our services.

News

Dancing with the Docs


Inspired by the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, six of our local doctors, paired with veteran dancers/choreographers, will wow us with their fancy footwork. On October 19th, come enjoy a night of great entertainment and support two greater causes; Wings of Hope Hospice and Wings Home. Learn more.

Cabaret Band Show 2013

Cabaret PosterCome have a blast at this yearís Cabaret Band Show! Enjoy spectacular talent from west Michigan and singing commercials that will have you rolling in the aisles. March 15th & 16th and the 22nd & 23rd. Find out more here.

Earn Money For Wings of Hope Hospice as you Search!

Help Wings of Hope Hospice earn a penny every time you search the internet! Simply use Goodsearch as your search engine and designate Wings of Hope Hospice to be the recipient of the pennies from your searches. It may not sound like much, but it adds up quickly! Thank you!

Be Our Winter Friend!

Our Winter Friends appeal is in full swing and we need your support. Your donations to our Winter Friends appeal will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2000 by an anonymous community philanthropist. Read more here!

Dancing with the Docs!

Dancing with the Docs!

A good time was had by all at our first annual Dancing with the Docs on October 13th. Click here for more about this fun event!.

Wayland Chamber's 'Charity of Choice'

Wings of Hope is honored to be selected as this year's Charity of Choice for the 14th Annual Wayland Chamber of Commerce golf outing. Thank you to the Wayland Chamber Board and Staff and to all those who participated in the event.

Wings of Hope Hospice has earned an A+ with the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan!

We meet 100% of the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Itís another way of showing that our staff and volunteers go above and beyond in achieving our mission.

From Our Hearts To Yours

A book by Wings of Hope Hospice Executive Director Theresa Lynn is the culmination of a 2-year project where we collected hospice stories, reflected on our work and talked about what we've learned.

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Wings of Hope appreciates the grant support we receive from the following organizations:

Allegan County Community Foundation

Allegan County United Way

Delano Foundation

West Shore AWARE

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