Hospice Care

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CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission approved hospice program. Hospice provides high quality care to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of seriously ill and dying patients and their loved ones. Hospice gives individualized care to patients who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementias, cancer, heart, lung, kidney or liver disease, stroke or coma, Parkinson’s or ALS and other end stage chronic illnesses. Services include:

  • Physician services
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Home health aide care
  • Social services
  • Spiritual care
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapy
  • Bereavement services
  • Homemaking services
  • Medical equipment
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Medications
  • Volunteer respite care

Hospice provides care to promote comfort, dignity, and quality of life on the end-of-life journey. Patients and their loved ones decide what care and help best suits their needs. Hospice care is available for patients at their place of care, whether it is their home, a care center or with their loved ones. Hospice recognizes and responds to the needs of surviving loved ones through bereavement support.

Hospice Care Team

Video Series

The six-video sequence shown below was produced by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The topics are:

  1. Understanding Hospice Care – An Introduction
  2. What is Hospice Care?
  3. Types of Hospice Care Services
  4. When to Begin Hospice
  5. Paying for Hospice Care
  6. Choosing a Hospice

Contact CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care

Business Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: 218.732.4552 Toll-Free: 866.588.4552 Fax: 218.732.1273
After Hours, Weekends, Holidays: 218.732.3311 Toll Free: 800.566.3311


“Dear Hospice Team, Thank you for your compassion, care, professionalism, and timeliness in caring for our dad in his last days. Because of the breadth of your knowledge and experience we were able to surround him with love, stories, and laughter in his last days. Thank you for your guidance about how to help our dad move on peacefully.” 

The Patient's Family

“Hospice wasn’t about those last days… It was about enhancing the quality of life in the days my mom had left. Hospice was a gift for both mom and our family.”

Cliff Tweedale

“Hospice Care allowed Bert to live at home for what turned out to be the last two months of his life—that was an incredible gift to us and our family.”

Janet Ahern

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