Serving The South Metro With Quality Hospice Care
Choosing to begin hospice care can define how you live your life. Our priority is to support you, your family, and caregivers. You decide how this precious time is spent, and our job is to help you achieve the highest quality of life. With Minnesota Hospice, you’ll receive the gold standard in healthcare by an experienced and compassionate team of experts.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is about providing comfort care rather than curative treatment for a life-limiting illness. We provide a holistic approach that encompasses pain and symptom management for the patient, as well as emotional and spiritual support tailored to meet the needs of each unique individual and their caregivers.
All people deserve love, compassion, and dignity at end-of-life. At Minnesota Hospice, we strive to empower people to live life as fully as possible on their terms. Our team is dedicated to walking with you during this part of life’s sacred journey. Hospice is about finding meaning, purpose, love, and beauty in living and to departing life peacefully.
The Hospice Team
The patient and family are empowered to guide the hospice care team, which includes:
- Your Primary Care Physician
- Hospice Physicians
- Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses
- Home Health Aides
- Social Workers
- Bereavement Counselors
Integrative Hospice Therapies & Services
Minnesota Hospice also offers a wide array of integrated therapies to further enhance the quality of life and customize care to suit individual needs and preferences. Learn more here.
Where is Care Delivered?
Hospice services complement the care you currently receive wherever you call home:
- House or apartment
- Friend’s or relative’s home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
- Nursing Home
Who Pays for Hospice?
Hospice services are 100% covered by original Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies.
- Medical Management (Physician-directed services, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurse Case Management)
- Personal Care Assistance (including but not limited to bathing, hygiene, light housekeeping)
- Emotional and Spiritual Support (medical social services, crisis services, spiritual services, bereavement services, trained volunteers)
- Integrated Therapies and Services
- Medical Equipment (related to the hospice diagnosis)
- Medical Supplies (related to the hospice diagnosis)
- Medications (related to the hospice diagnosis)
- Short-term respite
- 24/7 availability
Who Should Receive Hospice?
- Anyone diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and expected to have a life expectancy of six months or less if the terminal illness runs its normal course
- Patients and families who choose to focus care on managing pain and symptoms rather than curative treatment
- Patients and families who choose no extreme measures to sustain life