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Are you passionate about providing leadership for hospice services? Do you feel called to provide direction that provides stellar services to patients, their families, and the community?

Are you passionate about providing support to patients and families in order to maximize quality of life? So are we. We believe that every day is a gift. We are committed to providing excellent care to our patients and their family and we believe that our associates are the difference.

Reverence Home Health and Hospice, in joint venture with Ascension at Home, a premiere hospice organization has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Hospice at their Grand Blanc location!

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Jim (pictured on the right) trained as a Hospice Associate/Volunteer in March of 2018 and was assigned to visit our patient Doug (pictured on the left), 88, in May. Although Jim saw other patients as well, Doug held a special place in Jim’s heart for their unique connection of shared faith and life values.

Since Doug’s passing in early January, Jim has felt this loss deeply, but shares his joy for having had a special role in Doug’s journey at his end-of-life.

While at Doug’s Funeral Celebration, Jim reflected on the many stories that Doug had shared of his childhood and his life, and often quotes a favorite saying of Doug’s that exemplified his life, and was shared in their weekly visits many times over:

“Everyone is my friend.”

Volunteer Jim attended Doug’s funeral and submitted the following report:

“As I finish my last report on Doug it is with great sorrow and great joy!  It has been an experience that I will cherish the rest of my life. From a patient to a friend that I grew to love and respect with each visit.

As I sat in the Home going celebration with his family and friends, I was so aware of God and the love that this man had for his family and friends. I am reminded of something he said many times – “Everyone is my friend.”  Approximately 300 people attended and I was able to give sympathy to his daughter Patricia and his son Dennis. I met several of Doug’s family members. A special announcement was given in thanks to Ascension at Home Reverence Home Health and Hospice. A very big thank you for the great service given to Doug and his family by the Team!

As I put closure on this experience I want to thank our Volunteer Coordinator and the rest of the team for giving me the opportunity to serve with you for God.

I am reminded of what Jesus said … to love God, love people, and love through serving. God Bless! 

I am fully convinced that Doug and I will meet again in heaven.

Thanks again, Jim.”


Becoming a Reverence hospice volunteer can lead to unexpected relationships and life experiences.

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According to Wikipedia, the definition of a hobby is, “a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, during leisure time.” While that is certainly true, there are benefits beyond the pleasurable stress relief of undertaking a pastime for relaxation – here are a few of those benefits:

Joy. The obvious feeling of joy you can have participating in an activity or interest is of course worth mentioning and a vital experience as a human on their journey through life.

Scientifically, years of research has shown that participating in an activity of our choosing reduces the negative stress we can feel from what life throws our way. Perhaps a new diagnosis, hospice admittance or loss of a loved one has your world turned upside down. And, patients aren’t the only ones who benefit from a hobby – caregivers are under extreme levels of stress and anxiety, too. A hobby allows them to focus on other things, if even for a short time. It’s a very cathartic process.

Another benefit of having a hobby is that many are group activities – interests that can be shared with others, which leads to socialization. Sharing the joys of say, quilting, with a group of equally enthusiastic quilters tends to melt the stress right off and leave one feeling a positive sense of community and togetherness. In this way, a hobby can be a gateway out of loneliness for those who find it difficult to meet others, or simply don’t know where to start. These two factors alone lead to better overall mental wellbeing.

A hobby can also sharpen the mind. Studies show that an unused brain is more likely to succumb to decline. Hence the expression, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” Using cognitive function is a key factor of almost any hobby. The hobbyist finds themselves making choices, absorbing information, flexing the memory, and solving problems. Mental wellbeing can be a direct result of a well excercised mind. Participating in a hobby you enjoy is a great way to do just that.

Variety in what the mind is absorbing plays a part in it’s fine tuning, too. Think of it as a juggling act in your head. The juggler, if left with nothing to juggle, sees his ability slip away if he never practices. Meanwhile the juggler who spends time throwing bean-bags into the air and catching them, sees the basic skill maintained and can move on to practicing juggling other objects too. By bringing new items into his act, it could make simply juggling just bean-bags mundane. If your mind is actively balancing multiple hobbies of different sorts, and constantly challenged by new things to learn, it is more likely to maintain basic cognitive function over time.

Hobbies encapsulate the little things in life we choose to enjoy. We enrich our lives, share our knowledge with others, and live life to the full when we engage in activities that strengthen our mind and our hearts. January is National Hobby Month, a perfect time to consider the mental wellbeing having a hobby can provide. What will your new hobby be?


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16/Oct/2019


Reverence Home Health & Hospice honors our nations veterans. In a show of appreciation we are hosting veteran pinning ceremonies at several of our local centers. Reverence staff, as well as family and friends, are invited to attend. All veterans at these facilities will receive pins.

Thank you veterans for your service and your sacrifice.


Upcoming Veteran Pinning Ceremonies

Date Time Location
Monday, Nov. 5 2018 10 am Durand Senior Center – 8750 Monroe Rd, Durand, MI 48429
Monday, Nov. 5 2018 2 pm Lodges of Durand – 8800 Monroe Rd, Durand, MI 48429
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 2:30 pm Brookdale (Memory Care Unit) – 5130 E Baldwin Rd, Holly, MI 48442
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 2 pm Wellbridge of Grand Blanc – 3139 E Baldwin Rd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 2 pm Wellbridge of Fenton – 901 Pinecreek Dr, Fenton, MI 48430
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 2 pm Fenton Extended Care – 512 Beach St, Fenton, MI 48430
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 2:30 pm Mission Point – 313 Sherwood St, Holly, MI 48442
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 2:30 pm Maplewoods Manor – 13137 N Clio Rd, Clio, MI 48420

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Reverence Home Health & Hospice Clinton Township is looking for special people like you to make a difference in the lives of those in our community with life-limiting illnesses.

Volunteers are needed to provide in-home or nursing home visits to hospice patients. Your caring presence allows family members the chance to run errands and get a break from caregiving, or lonely patients to have visits from a new friend. Volunteers are needed for clerical assistance and special events at our Clinton Township office.

Our patients reside in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair Counties, and you can choose the geographic areas that are most convenient for you. The scheduling depends upon patient needs, and your availability. Our patients request volunteers during the day, in the evenings, and on week-ends, and so your time and talents will be appreciated whenever you are available.

We have four upcoming training sessions in the metro Detroit area. If you are interested or have any questions, please call or email Sarah Hemenway, 586-464-4865, Sarah.Hemenway@ahah.net


Upcoming Volunteer Trainings

Date Time Location
Wednesday, Sept. 19 & Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 10am – 2pm Reverence Hospice Office – 37650 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 10am – 2pm St. John Providence Hospital – Main Hospital Cafeteria, Café Room A – 22250 Providence Dr, Southfield, MI
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 10am – 2pm St. John Hospital – Hospital Conference Center, lower level classrooms A and C – 22101 Moross Rd, Detroit, MI

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