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You and your loved ones will have the support of our board-certified hospice doctors, nurses, social workers, aides, therapists and counselors.
Knowing matters. We’ll help you understand hospice care, what to expect and options for providing the best care for your loved one.
We’re here for you and your loved one with pain management, caregiver support and spiritual care.
A person’s final days should be as comfortable and meaningful as possible. Our team is here to give you and your family peace of mind, support and comfort care.
We provide hospice care to people who are dealing with life-limiting conditions. Our care team serves adults in their homes, at hospitals, in nursing facilities and in assisted living communities throughout the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin.
When you turn to HealthPartners and Park Nicollet for hospice care, we’ll begin by asking how we can best support your family. Then, with your input, and with guidance from your care team and oversight from your hospice doctor, we’ll tailor our care to meet your unique needs.
Our compassionate care team of nurses and specialized therapists help with managing symptoms and limiting pain. Our counselors and volunteers help to make sure the entire family gets the support and spiritual care they need.
Generally, hospice care is for someone with a terminal illness who is expected to live months rather than years. Patients can be recertified and remain under the care of our hospice team if they continue to meet certain criteria specific to their illnesses.
It’s never too early to start a conversation about hospice care when talking with your loved one’s doctor about a life-limiting condition. If your doctor hasn’t mentioned hospice, it’s okay to ask. In fact, many people wait longer than they should to start hospice and miss the benefits that come with it.
Hospice care is about getting the support you and your loved one need to help make the best of each day during an advanced illness. Know that you can un-enroll in hospice at any time if your condition improves or if you decide to seek further treatment.
Depending on your needs, your care team may include a range of professionals who visit you or your loved one and provide care in your home:
When you are choosing hospice care, look for a hospice program that:
Losing someone you love is never easy. At HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, we give gentle guidance and support to help everyone prepare for and cope with the loss of a loved one.
Our grief counselors understand that everyone experiences loss in different ways. We offer a variety of options to help you on your path to healing, including a range of bereavement classes and programs. Our Growing Through Grief program helps children and teens overcome the pain of losing a loved one. We also partner with We Honor Veterans to ensure that excellent end-of-life care is available for the nation’s veterans and their families.
There are many opportunities to become a hospice volunteer. Volunteers are specially trained to serve our patients and families, and each program has its own training. For more information about training, contact the volunteer services department you are interested in joining.
HealthPartners hospice volunteers
To apply to become a HealthPartners Hospice Volunteer, please fill out our online Hospice Volunteer Application.
Park Nicollet hospice volunteers
Lakeview hospice volunteers
Medicare, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare and most private health insurance companies cover hospice care if the patient meets certain requirements:
From understanding your Medicare coverage to working with your insurance company, we can help support you in accessing hospice care.
Palliative care is a medical specialty devoted to helping people with serious illnesses improve their quality of life. Some patients may be receiving treatment for their illness, while others are only managing symptoms. Palliative care specialists provide symptom management, emotional support and guidance as patients make decisions about their health care.
Hospice care is a type of palliative care for people who have months, rather than years, to live. The focus of their care shifts to improving their comfort level and helping patients and families make the best of each day.
We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, PreferredOne and many others.
Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started: