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St. Cloud Hospital Hospice - 320-259-9375

CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre - 320-352-2221

Hospice is a special way of caring for people in the final stages of life. Hospice provides comfort and dignity for patients who have a six month or less life expectancy and are accepting of comfort care. CentraCare Health provides hospice care in a variety of settings through St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre.

Hospice provides emotional, spiritual, and physical support to terminally ill persons and their families.

Support may include:

Hospice Team

Hospice uses the combined specialties of a team of health care professionals to assist patients in the final stages of life. The focus of care is the patient and family as a unit.

Our hospice team includes:

  • Patient’s physician
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Chaplain
  • Bereavement
  • Massage therapists
  • Hospice volunteers
  • Home health aides
  • Rehabilitation therapists

Referrals

A referral to hospice can be made for all ages by the patient’s health care provider, the patient or family members. Family members and significant others assume primary responsibility for patient care.

Our service area includes communities within a 45-mile radius of St. Cloud and 30-mile radius of Sauk Centre.

Do you have questions about the differences between home care, palliative care and hospice care and when each might be appropriate? View a comparison of services chart (PDF)

Grief & Bereavement Services

Support during the grief journey

A bereavement coordinator, chaplain or hospice volunteers provide a variety of grief support to immediate family members for 13 months following the death of their loved one such as:

  • Send cards or letters on special holidays or birthdays
  • Call occasionally to assess how the family members are handling their grief
  • Provide educational resources on grief
  • Visit when needed to offer support

Learn more about Grief & Bereavement Services

Accreditation

St. Cloud Hospital Hospice and CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre are licensed by the state of Minnesota and certified by Medicare. St. Cloud Hospital Home Care also is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. These regulatory agencies provide assurance that you will receive the highest quality care available.

Hospice Special Programs

  • Bouquet with Blessings bring beauty, sunshine, and cheer to patients and their families. St. Cloud Hospital Hospice partners with local floral shops and funeral homes to recycle beautiful donated flowers and bouquets. A colorful reflective blessing is attached to each bouquet and delivered to hospice patients’ homes.
  • 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.
  • 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 provides the reassuring presence of a trained volunteer at the bedside of a dying patient who would otherwise be alone. This special program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • We Honor Veterans is a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve the care provided to veterans.

Support Hospice

Volunteer with Hospice

Hospice gratefully accepts memorials and donations of any amount. Make a gift.

Donations allow hospice to offer hope and compassion to patients and families and:

  • Help reduce financial stress.
  • Provide quality educational resources on death and dying and grief and bereavement.
  • Expand hospice programs such as: Bouquets with Blessings, Peaceful Moments and We Honor Veterans.
  • Allow staff to receive additional training, education and development on end-of-life topics and issues.

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St. Cloud Hospital Hospice Newsletter: Hospice Reflections

 

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