Angela Hospice’s New Inpatient Facility; Hosparus Opens PACE Center

Angela Hospice’s New Senior Living Inpatient Facility

Michigan-based Angela Hospice recently unveiled plans to open a new inpatient center at a senior living facility.

Set to open this summer, the hospice facility will feature 15 patient beds at Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford, Michigan.

Expanding hospice care in the senior community will allow for improved support and care collaboration, according to Angela Hospice President and CEO Marti Coplai.


“This is such a wonderful opportunity for us to expand our compassionate hospice care that we’ve become known for since 1985,” Coplai said in a statement shared with Hospice News. “We are pleased to be able to expand these services to help more families in need. To be able to support even more people going through one of life’s most difficult times will be so meaningful for our team, and we hope, the community too.”

Angela Hospice provides adult and pediatric hospice, palliative care and grief support across Oakland County in southern Michigan. The faith-based nonprofit organization also has a telehospice program, which offers virtual telehealth support to hospice caregivers and patients.

Terminally ill residents at the Lourdes facility who are unable to remain at home or lack caregiver support will be eligible to receive care at the inpatient hospice. The inpatient center will offer a range of 24/7 interdisciplinary support and add more than 15 staffing opportunities at Angela Hospice.


Having inpatient hospice available to residents is an aim to enhance end-of-life experiences, according to Rich Acho, president and CEO of Lourdes Senior Community. Founded in 1965, the faith-based organization offers assisted and independent living, memory care and rehabilitative services.

“We wanted to offer a space that is serene and peaceful for residents receiving hospice care,” Acho said. “This space offers just that, with several rooms overlooking Scott Lake and other rooms that have views of our newly created Healing Garden on the Lourdes campus. During our strategic planning process, we had discussed the need to expand our services to include a specialty inpatient hospice care center and we found just that in Angela Hospice.”

Hosparus Health’s PACE Center Opens

Kentucky-based Hosparus Health has opened its new Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center.

The William B. and Janet B. Schmidt PACE Center recently began accepting participants. The $11 million, 18,000-square-foot PACE facility is located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

The center’s PACE team provides medical, social, nutritional and support services to help seniors age in place safely in their homes for as long as possible, according to Hosparus Health CEO David Cook.

“As we inaugurate the William B. and Janet B. PACE Center, we embark on a new chapter to revolutionize health care accessibility and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve,” Cook said in an announcement. “The personalized care provided by PACE could be the solution many older adults and their families are looking for. This initiative reflects our 45-year commitment to serving with compassion, integrity, and innovation.”

Hosparus Health in January 2023 applied for licensure, recently receiving a greenlight from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which requires providers to acquire a building and design a center to house a PACE program. Constructed in 2006 as the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, the facility was renovated after its closure in 2011. The Schmidt Family Foundation donated proceeds of the museum’s auction sale in support of the PACE facility’s establishment.

The nonprofit hospice provider’s subsidiary — Care Guide Partners – provides services at the center. The PACE program serves communities across six counties in Kentucky.

To qualify for PACE, residents must be 55 and older, in need of nursing home-level care and able to safely receive community-based services in a home-based setting.

Oasis Hospice & Palliative Care Announces New Facility Plans

Oasis Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. has opened a new inpatient center in Illinois.

Dubbed the House of Goshen, the hospice facility opened in March and features 14 patient beds. The 14,000 square-foot prairie-style center’s campus sprawls across 2.24 acres of land in Flossmoor, Illinois.

“This is another level of care that we can provide,” Hakim Bello, director of business development at Oasis Hospice & Palliative, told local news. “This elevates care that we’re able to provide in the community to our patients.”

Bello and his wife Sade Bello, the hospice’s administrator, launched Oasis Hospice & Palliative Care in 2015. The Nigerian-American couple immigrated to the United States roughly 25 years ago. The faith-based hospice and palliative care provider serves three counties in Illinois. Oasis also offers assistance with medication management, durable medical equipment and bereavement services.

The hospice center has been seven years in the making, according to Sade Bello. Apex Design Build began construction of the facility in 2023. The facility will allow Oasis Hospice & Palliative Care to expand its reach to terminally ill patients in need of inpatient support, as well as offer respite services to family caregivers.

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