Hospice

Ridgeview Hospice provides a special kind of care for Twin Cities residents who are in the final stages of life. Hospice care seeks to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of both the patient and family with pain and symptom management as top priorities. Hospice care can be provided in the patient’s home or at area assisted-living and skilled-care facilities. 

Family Testimonials

"The information I received from Ridgeview Hospice was so helpful ... and the staff kept her (my mother) comfortable and checked on her all the time. After Mother died, the hospice social worker called me ... to make sure I was okay. Death is hard, but the experience was easier because of the hospice program. I thought it was so wonderful that I decided to become a hospice volunteer myself. I’m happy that I can help someone else the way Ridgeview Hospice helped us."
L.T.

"The services you provided allowed us to carry out our father’s last wish, which was to die in the same house he was born and lived in. Thank you so much for all you did for our entire family."
L.B., son

Supporting Services at Ridgeview

Skilled Care Facilities
Hospice care is usually provided in a patient’s or family member’s home, but it can also be delivered at area assisted-living and skilled-care facilities.
Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. The most common place in which hospice care is provided is in the patient’s or a family member’s home. Hospice care is also brought to people who reside in area assisted-living or skilled-care facilities. Ridgeview Hospice has contracts to deliver hospice care in 25 area skilled-care facilities.

Home Medical Equipment

Ridgeview Home Medical Equipment offers a range of home medical equipment and supplies for people of all ages.

Education and Support  (FHM)

Ridgeview Medical Center offers support programs to help you and your family cope with terminal illness. Contact Ridgeview Hospice at (952) 442-6030 or visit the Classes & Events section of this website for more information.

Family Resources

 

The documentary below was produced by Frontline and provides viewers with the perspective of when it is time to begin discussing hospice care during the course of treating a patient with a terminal illness. It is provided as a resource with permission from Frontline.

Frontline Being Mortal