Angela Hospice Expands

Apr 14, 2024

Lisa C. Norton, Community Outreach and Philanthropy Manager

With an eye toward bringing comforting, compassionate care to more families during a loved one’s end-of-life journey, Angela Hospice is pleased to announce our new hospice residence at Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford.

Located 27 miles north of our Livonia Care Center, Angela Hospice will operate a newly renovated 15-bed hospice residence at the beautiful Lourdes lakeside campus, where they currently provide independent living, memory care, assisted living, skilled rehabilitation, and long-term care.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity to expand our programs and services in a way that will add to the continuum of care at Lourdes, and allow Angela Hospice to support more people in their time of need,” said Marti Coplai, Angela Hospice President and CEO.

Not only will Angela Hospice at Lourdes offer dedicated inpatient hospice care for residents of Oakland County and beyond, it will also serve as a field office for Angela Hospice’s home care teams as they expand their reach further north, providing even greater support for the surrounding areas.

Donations toward Angela Hospice’s Grief Care programs, educational outreach, and Good Samaritan program – which offers hospice care free-of-charge for those without insurance or the ability to pay – will make these new services available to the community as well.

“I’m excited to be able to bring Angela Hospice to more places, to more people,” said Jordan Richter, who has accepted the position of Director for Angela Hospice at Lourdes.

A nurse practitioner, Jordan first joined the Angela Hospice team in 2021, and has supported both Angela Palliative Care and Angela Hospice as part of the medical team. In her new role, she’ll be acting as nurse practitioner and administrator. Jordan will begin hiring clinical staff for the hospice residence in Waterford in March.

“I just want people who want to take as good care of the patients as I want to,” she said.

Jordan Richter’s passion for geriatric care began when she was still in high school, working as a receptionist at an assisted living facility. Jordan became a nurse practitioner in 2021 and is board certified in hospice and palliative care. She will begin her doctorate program at the University of Michigan later this year.

About Angela Hospice at Lourdes

  • Lourdes used the same architect and interior designer in their facility as Angela Hospice used in the expansion of the Livonia Care Center, making Angela Hospice at Lourdes look and feel similar to the Livonia Care Center
  • All patient rooms look out either on the beautiful Scott Lake (pictured) or Lourdes healing garden
  • The residence will include family suites, a large gathering area, and sleeper sofas in each patient room for family comfort.

What’s Next?

  • Angela Hospice at Lourdes is tentatively scheduled to begin accepting patients at the residence as of June 1.
  • An open house on May 2 will welcome community members who would like to see and tour the facility, learn about Angela’s programs, or apply to volunteer.

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