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 the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home. This Ridgeview residential hospice facility is the first of its kind in the west metro of the Twin Cities and is located on Lake Bavaria in Chaska. This hospice residence also provides general inpatient and respite care, in addition to daily hospices services to hospice patients and their families.

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."

"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 28 area skilled-care facilities, including:

Home Medical EquipmentArlington Good Samaritan Center Haven Homes, Maple Plain
Auburn Home, Waconia Hillcrest of Wayzata—Golden Living Center Wayzata
Auburn Manor, Chaska Hopkins Golden Living Center
Augustana Chapel View, Hopkins Howard Lake Good Samaritan Center
Belle Plaine Lutheran Home Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo
Burns Manor, Hutchinson Minnesota Valley Health Center, LeSueur
Cokato Manor Oak Terrace Health Care, Gaylord
Delano Golden Living Center Presbyterian Homes, Eden Prairie
Edina Care & Rehabilitation Center Presbyterian Homes, Spring Park
Elim Home, Watertown Sholom Home West, St. Louis Park
Excelsior Golden Living Center St. Gertrude’s Health Center, Shakopee
Friendship Manor, Shakopee St. Mary’s Health Care Center, Winsted
Friendship Village of Bloomington The Colony, Eden Prairie
Glencoe Regional Health Services Waconia Good Samaritan Center


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