Hospice is a philosophy of health care that affirms life and provides care and support for people facing a life-limiting illness. At HealthEast Hospice Care, we focus on the quality of life, not the duration.
Our Hospice team emphasizes emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. We determine each patient's needs and then work with the patient and family to provide the best care and comfort available. Find out about requirements for Hospice Care.
Through Hospice, the patient is able to recapture the spirit of living and make the most of remaining time with family and friends.
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Families are central in all care giving and decision-making. That's why our Hospice caregivers also walk with them throughout the journey. Our services focus not only on patient care, but also on the needs of family members and caregivers.
Hospice services are usually delivered in a patient or family member's home, a long-term care facility or a Hospice home such as The Pillars.
Advantages of Hospice Care
There are many advantages of Hospice Care. Not only are patients able to receive the best care, one-on-one, they can receive this care and support in their own homes. They are able to live a fulfilling life, surrounded by family and friends in a comforting environment. Patients do not need to be home-bound to receive our services.
First Hospice program in Minnesota
HealthEast Hospice Care was the first Hospice program in Minnesota. We continue to be a leader within the Twin Cities community, proudly serving the six county metro area: Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Hennepin and portions of Anoka and Chisago counties.
The word "hospice" dates back to a centuries-old tradition of preparing gifts for those about to set off on a long journey. Today, Hospice Care refers to an entire spectrum of services that focus on the unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals who choose to live as fully as possible at life's end.
CaringBridge is a free online service that connects family and friends during a serious health event.
A CaringBridge web site is personal, private and available 24/7. It helps ease the burden of keeping family and friends informed during difficult times.
A CaringBridge web site takes just minutes to set up and includes:
- Online journal to provide updates
- Guest book
- Photo gallery
Start a free CaringBridge site at www.caringbridge.org.