Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center

At the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center, our goal is to provide great physical, spiritual and emotional care. We want to help you and your loved ones be as comfortable as possible, and create space for all the moments, big and small, that are a part of this important time.

The Hanson Hospice Center was a gift from the community, for the community, as a home-away-from-home for people in a variety of situations.

Some of these are people:

  • Who have specialized needs and care requirements
  • Who do not have a caregiver
  • Whose caregivers are frail themselves
  • Who prefer to have their family together at a place other than home
  • Who need additional support in the final weeks of life, or as symptoms become difficult to manage in the family home


Visitor Restrictions

Following State and Federal Guidelines the Hanson Care Campus (Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Hanson Hospice Center) is closed to all visitors. For special circumstances including end of life, one visitor meeting certain health criteria will be permitted.
The Hanson Hospice Center adheres to different rules than the health system and are not yet open to general visitation.  When we are permitted to start, our visitation will include a temperature check and health screen each day, in addition to the restrictions taken at the hospitals. These measure will change/evolve over time, and are subject to becoming more restrictive at any time.
Spectrum Health Lakeland understands how important it is to stay in touch with loved ones during this time. To stay in contact and up to date on a resident’s medical situation we are recommending social apps like FaceTime, Facebook messenger, Skype, or other virtual calls. Guest Wi-Fi network is available for patients to alleviate the use of personal data plans.

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