Grace Guest House
My home.
Your hospice.


LICENSED AFC


5200 Whippoorwill Drive

Kalamazoo, MI  49009


info@graceguesthousemi.org


NHPCO member

Who We Are

Philosophy

  • If given a choice, most people prefer to die at home rather than a hospital or nursing home.  However, end-of-life care can become over-whelming for a caregiver, particularly in the final weeks and days. Not everyone has family or companions who can be present and provide hands-on care during this delicate and vulnerable time.  
  • For Hospice-enrolled patients, GGH is an alternative solution to dying in the hospital or transferring from home to nursing home when time is measured in days to short weeks.

Experienced and Supportive

  • Often GGH direct care staff have worked (or currently work) for a Hospice organization. Others have gained first-hand experience through being a caregiver for someone who was chronically ill.  We provide knowledgeable companion care--not medical level care. 
  • All care staff have a sincere interest in providing respectful and dignified care to others in this special time of need.  
  • We are not affiliated with any single Hospice provider and welcome the opportunity to help your Hospice Team continue your individualized care plan. 


Caregivers You Can Trust

  • Care is provided in a private home setting. The AFC admini-strator lives on site. She provides direct care & personally selects  individuals to join the GGH staff whom she would choose to care for a member of her own family.  
  • No one should have to worry that they will be in distress, or alone, when they die. We have only one chance to make this transition meaningful and peaceful and that is our sincere hope for those entrusted to our care. 
  • All staff have passed State mandated background and fingerprint checks.

Whom do we serve?

Hospice Enrolled/Home Appropriate/Life Expectancy less than 2-3 weeks

*GGH staff provide supervised care and assistance in a 4-bed residential setting but not 24-hour nursing or hospital-level care. 

*All Guests must be enrolled in the Hospice of their choice to be considered. 

*If an individual's care and symptoms could be managed safely at home, by a non-medical caregiver, they might be appropriate for GGH.

*A Hospice/Palliative Care physician or nurse must personally evaluate and confirm individual Performance Status to be =/< 20% (i.e. approx. life expectancy of less than 2-3 weeks.)

*Medical care is provided by your chosen Hospice.  GGH follows the orders as determined by your Hospice Physician, RN and  care team. 

Private Pay


*Room and Board fees are not covered by any Medicare Hospice Benefit.  

*We cannot accept Medicaid pending/or waivers. 

*We accept cash, check or charge. 

*Rooms are prepaid in either 3- or 7-day "bundles." There are no refunds for unused days. 


*GGH is a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3) accepting charitable donations. Its Board of Directors will revisit fees annually. 


*For 2018, room and board are set at $175/day for a guest room; $350/day for a larger suite.  There are no en-suite private bathrooms.

Visitors have access to the house kitchen for light meal prep or rewarming.   

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Tours are by appointment only.  Messages and call will be returned no later than the following business day. 


For our guests' comfort, please limit calls to reasonable daytime hours.  Visiting hours are 9am - 7pm or by special arrangement. 

Grace Guest House

5200 Whippoorwill Drive, Texas Township, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Phone: 269-888-5200 Fax: 269-365-0621