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.
"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."
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 Web site for more information.
- Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care
- Hospice Foundation of America
- The Hospice Association of America
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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.