James E. Cartwright Care Center
James E. Cartwright Care Center
When managing a terminal illness at home is not possible, the James E. Cartwright Care Center provides the next best option: a home away from home that offers 24-hour hospice care and compassion. Operated by Covenant VNA, this 15-bed facility is centrally located in Saginaw. Our goal is to provide quality of life and dignity during the last six months of a resident's illness, helping both the patient and family cope with many end-of-life issues- including physical, emotional, and spiritual.
The Cartwright environment is warm and comfortable, complete with private bedrooms, cable TV, telephone, and DVD player. Amenities also include guest rooms for family, a play room for children and a chapel for prayer and reflection. Residents are encouraged to personalize their room with photographs and momentos. The Cartwright staff is readily available to help with nutritious meals, bathing, dressing and custodial care.
Guided by the patient's physician, the Covenant VNA Hospice Team follows a care program tailored to each resident and family. Meanwhile, all care is managed by a registered nurse (RN), who is assisted by licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and home health aides in addition to social workers, chaplains and volunteers who visit frequently.
A Lasting Tribute of Love Memorial Walkway
The front walkway at Cartwright is lined with engraved brick memorials. The walkway starts at the primary center entrance, but over time it is expected to wrap around the building to a patio in back. Engraved memorial bricks are available in two different sizes -- 4" x 8" and 8" x 8". The 4" x 8" brick can display up to three lines and the 8" x 8" brick can display up to seven lines. Each line is between 11 and 17 characters each. The 4" x 8" bricks are $45 each and the larger bricks are $110 each. For a form to purchase a brick, email Kathy Roberts or call her at 989.583.3105.
Expert Hospice Services
People who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and have a life expectancy of about six months or less qualify for hospice care. This can be provided at home if someone is there to help the patient. Otherwise, patients and their doctors should consider the Cartwright Care Center. The sooner we are contacted, the better we can manage the patient's needs according to a six-month hospice plan of care. Our team of hospice-certified nurses, physicians, social workers, pharmacists, counselors, chaplains, dietitians, therapists and volunteers offer the following services:
- Professional on-call nursing care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Pain management and symptom control
- Medication direction
- Nutritional counseling
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Spiritual and bereavement support for patient and family members
- Financial counseling
- Respite care
- Companionship, errands and personal care
Covenant VNA is a Medicare certified, licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Community health Accreditation Program (CHAP). Covenant VNA is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (MHPCO), National Home Infusion Association, and Michigan Home Health Association (MHHA).
Just A Phone Call Away
Both family and friends can request hospice services for their loved one. Our representatives can personally meet with the patient and family to discuss the best hospice approach for the patient regarding their illness.
VNA COMPREHENSIVE HOME CARE for services such as in-home nursing, physical, occupational, or speech therapy, call 1.800.VNA.4.YOU or 989.799.6020
VNA HOSPICE CARE for in-home hospice visits or details about the James E. Cartwright Care Center, call 1.800.VNA.4.YOU or 989.799.6020
VNA HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT for prescription and non-prescription medical equipment, call 1.800.VNA.4.YOU; 989.799.6020 (500 S. Hamilton St. in Saginaw); or 989.583.6017 (Covenant Cooper campus); or 989.872.2300 (6190 Hospital Dr. in Cass City).
VNA INFUSION THERAPY for in-home services such as IV antibiotics or Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), call 1.800.VNA.4.YOU or 989.799.6020.
VNSS (VISITING NURSE SPECIAL SERVICES) for special private-pay services, call 1.800.936.6326 or 989.797.0828.