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Angela Hospice Opening a Hospice Residence at Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford

April 10, 2024
Angela Hospice opening a hospice residence at Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford

Angela Hospice will expand its caring services to the Waterford community and beyond, when it begins operating a 15-bed hospice residence at Lourdes Senior Community this summer and providing additional home hospice services in the area.

The non-profit will extend its geographic reach further into north Oakland County, offering additional outreach to benefit all in the community, not just those on hospice care, through transformational grief support groups, educational outreach, and their Good Samaritan program, which serves those who are without insurance or the ability to pay for hospice.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for us to expand our compassionate hospice care that we’ve become known for since 1985. 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,” said Marti Coplai, Angela Hospice President and CEO. “We couldn’t have asked for a better location than at Lourdes Senior Community, whose mission and core values are so similar to our own.”

“Families often tell us what a blessing our hospice and grief care programs are for them,” Coplai continued. “We are pleased to be able to expand these services to help more families in need.”

As the population in northern Oakland County continues to age – which it has been doing steadily over the last 20 years according to the 2020 U.S. Census – this expansion of Angela Hospice programs and services will enhance the continuum of care already available at Lourdes, which includes independent living, memory care, assisted living, and skilled rehabilitation and long-term care.

“We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Angela Hospice to provide an inpatient hospice residence on our beautiful 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. Being that we are both faith and mission based organizations, and our sponsoring entities are Religious Sisters, we felt that our alignment was perfect,” said Rich Acho, President & CEO of Lourdes Senior Community.

“We wanted to offer a space that is serene and peaceful for residents receiving hospice care. 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,” Acho continued.

While the inpatient hospice residence at Lourdes will offer care for those who are unable to remain at home due to the severity of their illness, or lack of an available caregiver; Angela Hospice’s home hospice program will support an even greater number of families, offering home visits for terminally ill people to manage symptoms and other caring services, such as emotional support from social workers and spiritual care counselors, and a telehospice patient support center that provides access to Angela Hospice nurses any time of day or night.

Home hospice care is how it all started for Angela Hospice back in 1985 before they opened their Livonia Care Center in 1994, the first freestanding hospice inpatient residence in the state. An expansion in 2010 doubled the facility’s capacity.

Along with hospice care, Angela Grief Care has always been a focus for the organization, providing education and support to help those dealing with the pain of losing a loved one.

“We serve thousands of people through hospice and our grief care program each year – from children who have lost a parent, to those whose partner, after decades together, is no longer with them,” said Jennifer Dale, Angela Hospice Director of Community Outreach and Philanthropy. “Grief care is such a vital part of any hospice journey. To bring that kind of support to this community is a powerful thing to do, and we’re eager to get started.”

Both Angela Hospice and Lourdes have been leaders in their respective fields for decades, staying true to their mission and values since their founding. Much like Angela Hospice – which was established in 1985 by the Felician Sisters – Lourdes Senior Community has a faith-based background that goes back to their founding in 1965 by the Dominican Sisters of Oxford (now Dominican Sisters of Peace) through the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Angela Hospice Care Center at Lourdes will host an Open House on May 2. The new facility will offer more than 15 staffing opportunities. For more information on open positions visit

For more about Lourdes, visit

April 9, 2024
Contact: Jennifer Dale
Director of Community Outreach and Philanthropy, 734.953.6009