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New Ulm Medical Center

Allina Health Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care at New Ulm Medical Center

Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care

To learn more about Home Care & Hospice at New Ulm Medical Center call us at 507-217-5555.

Allina Health Hospice

We're part of a network of compassionate care, support and comfort to people with advanced illness or at the end-of-life and the loved ones caring for them.

Allina Health Hospice is largest not-for-profit hospice in Minnesota, serving over 3,000 patients and family members a year. We provide over 48,000 visits a year.

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Our staff at Home Care & Hospice at New Ulm Medical Center provides comfort, support, and compassionate care for patients needing rehabilitation, advanced illness or end of life care and the loved ones caring for them. Our mission is to honor the wishes of patients and families and in doing so bring peace, dignity and comfort 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more please call 507-217-5555.

What is hospice?

Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness and whose life expectancy is determined to be six months or less if the disease runs it natural course. Our team focuses on enhancing quality of life wherever terminally ill patients call home, through expert pain and symptom care along with emotional, social and spiritual support. Hospice care is offered wherever the patient calls home, Homestead Hospice House, hospital or a skilled nursing facility.

What is home care?

Home Care services are provided on an intermittent basis to patients with health care problems requiring skilled care.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is available to anyone who is in any stage of a chronic or advanced illness. It’s for people who are being treated for cancer or other serious diseases. Palliative care treats pain and other physical symptoms, as well as emotional and spiritual concerns. It helps patients and their families understand their illness and treatment choices, as well as address financial and community resource options. Patients may choose to receive palliative care services at home, in the clinic or hospital, or in other types of care settings.

Advance care planning

Advance care planning is intentional conversations with someone about your wishes for medical care. This takes away the guess work from your future caregivers. It provides information that others need to know if you become unable to make decisions due to a medical condition that leaves you unable to speak for yourself. It allows you to communicate the kind of care you want and the kind of care you do not want, leaving no questions about your care. When you put these wishes in writing, this kind of plan is called an Advance Directive.