| Hospice Special Programs
Bouquet with Blessings
St. Cloud Hospital Hospice partners with local floral shops and funeral homes to receive beautiful donated flowers and bouquets. The flowers are brought to the office, sorted, and made into bouquets by volunteers and are then delivered to hospice patients’ homes. A colorful reflective blessing is attached to each bouquet. Bouquets with Blessings is a wonderful opportunity to bring beauty, sunshine, and cheer to patients and their families. Staff and patients find great joy in the bouquets. Many smiles, laughter, tears and hugs have been shared with the bouquets.
Peaceful Moments is a program that provides the reassuring and gentle presence of volunteer companions to patients and families who have no family or very limited family support in the final hours of life. Volunteer companions help give the gift of a dignified death in an atmosphere of love. The volunteer is a caring friend who provides emotional support, not physical care.
Caring Links is a program designed to keep in touch with patients who have been discharged from hospice or who were interested in hospice but not yet ready for services. The hospice social worker periodically calls and follows up with the patient and family to see if hospice services are needed.
No One Dies Alone
St. Cloud Hospital and St. Cloud Hospital Hospice volunteers now provide a reassuring presence at the bedside of a dying patient who would otherwise be alone through the No One Dies Alone Program”. This special program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for patients that may be imminently dying without family or friends close by and available to support them. Volunteers recognize and respect the dying person’s personal religion or faith and respond compassionately to their needs, respect their wishes and provide a comforting presence.
“No one should die alone….Each human should die with the sight of a loving face.”
- Mother Teresa
48 29th Ave. N., Suite 15
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 240-3266 fax
E-mail: Becky Olson
, Intake RN