Hospice care is available for anyone with a terminal illness when his or her primary care provider believes they have six months or less to live.
Hospice is a special way of caring for people with a terminal illness, their families and their caregivers. It treats the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient, while focusing on comfort and the highest quality of life possible (known as comfort care).
Only medicine and actions to make the patient more comfortable are used or added. Dying is not hurried or delayed. Tests and treatments to lengthen life are not usually part of hospice. If the patient chooses to try treatments for reasons other than symptom control, he or she may stop hospice at any time.
Allina Health Hospice serves patients living in our service area, which includes 33 Minnesota counties and 3 Wisconsin counties. We care for patients wherever they call home, including assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes and residential hospice facilities.
Hospice care is covered by most insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. Private pay options are also available.
Our admission staff can help evaluate your coverage. Call us at 651-635-9173 or 1-800-261-0879.
It is our policy to never refuse service to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
Allina Health Hospice is proud to be a Level 4 participant, the highest level of achievement, in the We Honor Veterans program. Our staff understand the unique needs of veterans and are prepared to meet the specific challenges that veterans and their families may face at the end of life.
Medicare Hospice Benefits, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Gloria Cade, RN, BSN, CHPCA, hospice director
Call 651-635-9173 or 1-800-261-0879 for more information, consults or admission 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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