How Do I Contact Hospice?
Telephone (320) 523-3427
For an On-Call Nurse or Voice Mailboxes (320) 523-3427
Fax (320) 523-3571

What Is Hospice?

Hospice is a way to care for the terminally ill that affirms life. The purpose of hospice is twofold:

1. To help the patient remain comfortable, alert and able to participate in life as fully as possible until death occurs naturally and peacefully.

2. To enable the family to remain lovingly attentive to the dying person throughout the dying process.

Services are provided at the patient's home or at any nursing home in Renville County. Hospice seeks to enable patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality at home or in a home-like setting.

At all times the patient and family remain in control. Hospice is there to do what is needed to enable the family to cope with the practical and emotional aspects of their unique situation.

What Can Hospice Provide?
Hospice Journey Program

Regular visits by a registered nurse, social worker and home health aide.

Pain control monitoring.
Education in caregiving skills.
Availability of an on-call nurse around the clock, seven days a week.
Medical supplies and equipment delivered to the patient's residence.
Volunteers to give support and provide caregivers with breaks.
Spiritual support according to the family's wishes.
Emotional support of caring individuals on the hospice team.
Complementary Therapies, Massage and Music, if desired.
Assistance in securing available community resources.

Support and encouragement following death.

Quotes from Family Members:

"Our family was very satisfied with hospice in every way. We thank you again for all your love and help."

"Our thanks for your care, concern, and support as you walked with us through these difficult days."

"God bless your program and all the people working with it. Your love will always be remembered."

Hospice Interdisciplinary Team

Maureen Style, Hospice Director

Kayla Fitzner, Clinical Lead Hospice RN
Elizabeth Kopel, Hospice RN
Debbie Wertish, Hospice RN
Liza Luna, Hospice RN
Sheila Steffel, Hospice RN
Amy Boettger, MSW, Hospice Social Worker
Penny Grund, Hospice Aide
Lori Minkel, Hospice Aide
Dr. J. Rob Kemp, Hospice Medical Director
Pastor Matt Hausken, Hospice Chaplain
Pastor Charles Stewart, Volunteer Chaplain
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