Founded in 1989, Aspirus At Home is a certified home health and hospice agency that provides services in Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Gogebic, Iron and Baraga counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Iron, Florence, Forest, and Vilas Counties in northern Wisconsin.
With offices in Calumet, Ironwood and Iron River, Aspirus At Home has more than 70 employees and 40 volunteers that work with you to design a personal plan of care to promote your health, independence and your ability to stay at home.
Aspirus At Home also provides services that respond to the needs of the community such as Blood Pressure Monitoring Clinics, Parkinson's Support Group, and Grief and Bereavement Support.
Aspirus At Home provides people with health care and health-related services at home with the goal of helping them lead healthier, happier, more independent lives in the comfort and security of their own homes surrounded by loved ones.
Imagine yourself disabled, too ill to take care of yourself or with a condition requiring regular medical attention. Most people would assume they would be in the confines of a hospital or nursing home. However, you can choose to receive health care at home with the assistance of home health care professionals. Home care is an excellent and cost-effective alternative to hospital care or other institutional care.
Those who may benefit from home health services include the following:
Aspirus At Home provides a full range of health and supportive services that span the full cycle of life. These services include, but are not limited to:
Generally, home health services are initiated when a loved one is no longer able to care for himself/herself due to failing health or recent changes in health. Often, a physician, nurse, hospital discharge planner or case manager suggests obtaining professional help at home to assist with your health care needs.
Aspirus At Home provides all services under the guidance of a patient's doctor. A treatment plan is developed for each patient based on the individual needs and goals of the patient and family.
Aspirus At Home will work closely with you, your family, and your physician to provide you with exceptional care to promote your independence and ability to stay at home. We are your choice for exceptional care in the Upper Peninsula, enhancing the value of keeping families together at home.
Hospice Care at Aspirus At Home combines compassionate physical and emotional care with modern pain control and symptom management techniques.
We believe there is inherent worth and dignity in everyone. Even though weakened by illness, a person is still worthy of respect, attention and care. People continue to grow emotionally, intellectually and spiritually as they approach the end-of-life.
Hospice is a special program that supports the terminally ill, their families and caregivers. The basic principles of hospice include:
The interdisciplinary hospice care team is made up of compassionate people who are specially trained to support the unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of those near end-of-life and their family members. The team includes:
Volunteers for Aspirus At Home may provide support and respite care at the home of individuals and families receiving hospice care. A hospice volunteer is always mindful of and respectful of patient privacy and confidentiality.
Some examples of duties our volunteers perform include:
To become a volunteer at Aspirus At Home, please print and complete the volunteer application form and mail it to:
Aspirus At Home
c/o Volunteer Coordinator
311 Sixth Street
Calumet, MI 49913
After your completed application form is received, you will be provided additional information on the volunteer training dates. This training is open to anyone that is interested in learning about hospice. We ask that you wait one year after experiencing the loss of a loved one before taking the training.
If you have any questions, please call 906-337-5700 or email our volunteer coordinator, Suzanne Kesti.
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Aspirus At Home offers a monthly bereavement support group that is facilitated by our Bereavement Coordinator. We recognize that people need a safe place to share their grief. The group is open to all in our community, whether or not you are a hospice family. Join us on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. The meeting place rotates between Kangas Cafe in Hancock and the The Hut Inn in Kearsarge. No pre-registration is required. Please call our office to be added to the lunch card reminders, or just show up. You’ll be glad you did.
Parkinson's disease is a chronic progressive neurological disorder
that can be effectively controlled for many years through medication,
rehabilitative therapies and in some cases surgery. The primary symptoms
are tremor at rest, slowness of movement, rigidity and problems with
balance. Symptoms appear after approximately 80 percent of the brain's
dopamine-producing cells are lost for unknown reasons. Other symptoms
may include problems with handwriting, lack of facial expression,
muffled speech, and depression. No one patient develops all of these
symptoms and the rate of progression of the disease varies from one
person to another. The cause of Parkinson's is not known but much
research is being done.
At Aspirus At Home we have a Parkinson's Support Group that meets on
the second Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at our office. The purpose
is to provide education, support and fellowship to both the person with
Parkinson's and their care partner. Another resource for a wealth of
free information is the National Parkinson Foundation.
At Aspirus Help At Home, we recognize that many seniors want the benefits of assistance at home. That’s where we come in – to bring affordable home care assistance right to your door so that you can remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.
We will meet with you to help you determine the services that best meet your needs and then provide you a no-obligation quote. Supportive Home Care is offered on a private pay basis – a physician’s order is not necessary. Our team of bonded and insured professionals offers a wide variety of helpful home services. You are welcome to select from the list below, but you are also welcome to suggest areas where you would appreciate assistance.
A few examples of available supportive home care services include:
Respite care is a service that provides you the opportunity to take a break from your commitment so that you can rejuvenate yourself. A professional caregiver will come and stay with your loved one while you take a well-deserved break. By taking a few hours for yourself or a day-trip with a friend, you are able to return to your responsibilities more relaxed and able to deal with regular day-to-day activities. The role of Aspirus Help At Home in providing respite care helps to strengthen families by reducing chronic illness, enhancing family relationships, developing caregiver and family coping skills, and reducing the risk of abuse and neglect.
For more information or to request a free consultation call:
Calumet office -- 906-337-9500 or 1-800-594-7053
Ironwood office -- 906-932-0005