We are very proud, humbled and honored to represent Hospice of Lansing to help expand the footprint of Stoneleigh Residence. This will broaden the reach to positively impact more families than we can today and gather our staff under one roof together. We are confident we will raise our $1,000,000 goal because of YOU joining US in this financial endeavor and investment.
Over the past couple of decades, Hospice of Lansing’s Stoneleigh Residence has become vital to our community. And we are confident that we will be needed at a greater level as our population continues to age. Our wonderful staff looks to welcome each special family into our home to care, guide and know your story. I want to share with you how Stoneleigh impacted my family during the hardest time of our lives. Through Stoneleigh’s comforting environment and its kind and knowledgeable staff, we were able to walk with Matt through his end-of-life journey in love as his wife and children. Stoneleigh’s team took care of the rest.
We welcome YOU to play an active role in making this building expansion dream become a reality. YOU will be a part of helping your own family, friends, neighbors and community with the ability to receive the necessary end of life care with our service of love.
We thank YOU in advance for YOUR consideration of joining us with your donation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our project and how YOU can become involved.
With grateful hearts,
Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign
Hospice of Lansing Board President
Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign
Hospice of Lansing seeks to increase the capacity of Stoneleigh Residence from eight private suites to 12 and move its administration building to be under one roof. This solution shows us efficient and practical benefits:
Greater capacity to serve families when they are in need and ready to ask for help as well as better serve our growing waiting list.
Additional flexibility and room for our existing patients’ use of the respite care benefit.
Consolidates our team under one roof, increasing our efficiency and ability to better serve our patients and families by allowing cross-training, more efficient service to current and potential families as well as immediate access to resources.
Based upon the building design, we have the space and area for future expansion.
Hospice of Lansing seeks to increase the capacity of Stoneleigh Residence from eight private suites to 12 and move its administration building to be under one roof. This solution shows us efficient and practical benefits.
Stoneleigh Residence always has a waiting list. In fact, we turn away more than 100 families a year due to lack of available space. As the aging population in our region grows, demographic trends continue to highlight the need for increased inpatient, residential hospice care. Unfortunately, with only 29 beds in the Mid-Michigan area, we do not have enough licensed inpatient hospice beds to serve a region of nearly half a million people. Therefore, we are ready to move forward in expanding Stoneleigh Residence by 50%, moving from eight suites to 12. In addition to serving additional patients and families, we also see the opportunity to create better efficiencies within our organization and bring our entire administrative and clinical leadership team together, under one roof by adding an administrative wing. Hospice time is limited time and every minute matters.
Through prudent financial management and a combination of savings, fundraising, refinancing, and operational efficiencies, we have developed this plan to expand our services, having little impact on our bottom line. However, these additions and changes will have a significant impact and benefit to the operations of our team. More importantly, this plan allows us to deliver better care and services to more patients and families.
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We believe everyone deserves to decide where and how to spend their final days. The growing preference for hospice over hospitalization at the end of life has been well-documented. In 2016, almost 50% of Medicare recipients accessed hospice services. This number is more than double the rate of 23% back in 2000 and continues to grow.
For many families, staying at home is simply not realistic or safe. Therefore, the number of families who seek the support of inpatient hospice care is also increasing. In 2003, just 0.2% of U.S. deaths occurred at hospice facilities. By 2017, it had risen to 8.3%, for a total of 212,652.
Today, that number continues to grow and creates struggles for patients and caregivers alike. That is why Stoneleigh Residence exists — as a place of care, comfort, and support. Loved ones can be present in the moment and focus on their time together while skilled hospice staff support their loved ones’ medical needs. At Stoneleigh Residence, you can just be family and friends. We are the caregivers.
The rule of thumb for medical care is double in size, triple in expenses. By cross training all clinical staff, we will maintain appropriate patient to nurse ratios, minimizing the financial impact even though we will add four much needed suites.
There are typically no costs for hospice care to the patient or family; it is a benefit that is normally covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. At Stoneleigh Residence, while Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance cover the medical portion of hospice care, there is a room and board fee. As an independent, non-profit hospice, we do our very best to work with each family to ensure our services continue to be available.