An inpatient hospice unit is facing a room and board shortfall. The Residence of Arbor Hospice is looking to the community to help raise important funds. These funds will go towards continuing to provide essential end-of-life care for Medicaid patients receiving routine home care.
Medicaid patients who receive routine home care services currently make up 70% of all patients who receive home care at this facility. Medicaid hospice room and board reimbursement are funded through a special grant program that has an annual cap amount for each hospice inpatient unit across the state. Unfortunately, this means that Arbor Hospice is in danger of not being able to provide its critical end-of-life care services for Medicaid room and board patients.
“Arbor Hospice has continued to endure the frequent changes in Medicaid and Medicare structures – because, quite frankly, The Residence of Arbor Hospice is an important asset, and the families in our community need it,” said Patty Davis, clinical director for Arbor Hospice, in the press release. “It’s the only one of its type in the community, and people are proud of it, having witnessed firsthand the exceptional end-of-life care that is provided here. We’re committed to the community, and will continue to do what is right and decent for patients and their families.”
The Residence of Arbor Hospice has been serving hospice patients and their families across Washtenaw County and the surrounding communities since 1998. They provide essential resources for families who can no longer take care of loved ones safely and effectively at home. The Residence of Arbor Hospice does this by offering short-term inpatient care to effectively manage pain and symptoms in a comfortable, supportive environment. They also work to stay economical for patients to receive care compared to other long-term care facilities.
How You Can Help
To help raise funds, The Residence of Arbor Hospice will host a safe, socially distant ‘Heroes for Arbor Hospice’ golf outing on Tuesday, June 22 at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Ypsilanti. All proceeds will go to benefit The Residence of Arbor Hospice. Tickets will be $250 for each golfer and will include 18 holes of golf. Additionally, you’ll get access to a cart, breakfast, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Registration for the day of the event will take place at 7:30am at Eagle Crest Golf Club. Those looking to register for the event beforehand can do so online here.
If you’d like to donate to The Residence of Arbor Hospice, feel free to do so through their website.
440 W. Russell St., #100, Saline. 888-992-2273. arborhospice.org.