Hospice Care

Hospice care comes into play during one of the most difficult points in a person's life--the time leading up to death. Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care has resources to help individuals and families gather the information they need as they navigate through this difficult time. 

Hospice care is a special kind of care that an individual and their family or loved ones can choose. Hospice care helps people live their final months in comfort and dignity, and it provides support and help for family and caregivers.

Hospice helps by:

  • emphasizing living as fully as possible during an individuals last stage of life
  • providing relief from physical, spiritual, and emotional pain that can accompany a terminal illness
  • caring for the whole person and his/her loved ones
  • providing grief support

Hospice care can be provided wherever an individual calls home, whether that is in a private home, an assisted living facility, or a hospital. Some individuals elect to stay in a hospice facility that is devoted solely to hospice care.

Hospice care is provided by a team of caregivers that might include: doctors or nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, home health aides, spiritual caregivers, volunteers, therapists, and others. The focus of the team is to provide the care and support an individual and his/her loved ones need.

Click the links below for more information about hospice care

Find a Hospice Provider

Facts about Hospice

The Hospice Team/Hospice Services

Selecting a Hospice Provider

Paying for Hospice

Contacts and Resources about Hospice

Grief Support

Frequently Asked Questions about Hospice