Services

Hospice of Douglas County provides care wherever a patient calls home by:

  • Managing pain and symptoms so each day can be lived to its fullest.
  • Involving patients and their families in their decision to maintain independence and dignity.
  • Addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

Hospice care is a family-centered team approach that includes a medical director, the patient’s physician, nurses, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aides, trained volunteers, and therapists; including speech, occupational, physical, music, and massage. Because each patient’s needs are unique, the hospice team works with patients  and their families to develop a personalized plan for their care.

Hospice services are available to patients who have a terminal illness and have a limited life expectancy.  Hospice of Douglas County provides care and comfort to patients that have many different illnesses.  Some of these include heart disease, dementia, cancer, pulmonary disease as well as many others. 

To support patients and their families, Hospice of Douglas County provides:

  • Compassionate care by hospice team members.
  • Registered Nurse on call 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide support.
  • Coordination of care to maintain dignity and independence.
  • Medications and treatments to manage pain and other symptoms.
  • Necessary equipment, such as a hospital bed, oxygen, and supplies related to the illness.
  • Teaching and expertise to enable families or other caregivers to provide the needed care.
  • Grief support and bereavement services up to one year following the loss.

Financial coverage for hospice services are provided by Medicare, Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, and most private insurance companies. 

No one is denied services due to inability to pay. Hospice of Douglas County will work with patients and their families to identify ways to help pay for care.

For more information please see our brochure or call 320.763.6018.

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725 Elm Street, Suite 1200 Alexandria, MN 56308 Telephone 320.763.6018
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