The Pillars Hospice Home


Support and comfort during life-limiting illness.

The Pillars Hospice Home

Sometimes people facing the end of life require care beyond what a family can offer. In such times, The Pillars offers a place to call home. The Pillars Hospice Home was the first residential hospice in the Twin Cities' East Metro area. Supported by HealthEast Foundation and a generous community, The Pillars opened in April 2000. We take our name and purpose from the pillars of faith, hope and love. At The Pillars, end of life needs are met with compassionate, respectful care.

Each of the eight private suites has its own bath and patio, opening onto the adjoining woods and pond, ideal for relaxation and experiencing the peacefulness of nature.

We want all who stay with us to feel at home with:

  • Meditation rooms
  • Home cooked meals
  • Sun porch
  • Gazebo
  • Spa
  • Family room
  • Dining room
  • Fireplace

Contact the Pillars

If you or a loved one is facing a terminal illness, hospice can help provide comfort and support in ways that add quality to your life. Talk to your doctor about options.
Or schedule a visit by calling us at 651-232-3312.

The Pillars Hospice Home

The Pillars is beautifully situated on a four-acre wooded site in Oakdale.

The Pillars Hospice Home
6025 Upper 35th Street North
Oakdale, MN 55128

Compassionate care

The Pillars has a 24-hour on-site nursing staff. Our highly skilled RNs, LPNs and certified home health aides are prepared to manage the most complex medical needs. Their empathy and competence make them ideal caregivers on this journey through the end of life.

Other members of the hospice team (including a physician, chaplain, social worker and bereavement coordinator) make visits as needed. Our dedicated, hospice-trained volunteers complement the services we offer.

Pillars of support

The Pillars is a sanctuary, not only for the individuals in need of care, but also for their families and friends. With their loved ones' physical, emotional and spiritual needs provided for, families are free to be just that — family. They can spend precious time with their loved ones, deal with unfinished business, rest, reflect and meet their own needs.

We graciously accommodate family members and friends who wish to stay overnight.

Paying for services

At The Pillars, room and board is the responsibility of the patient and family. The Hospice Medicare Benefit and most insurance plans cover the services of the interdisciplinary hospice team, medications and equipment related to the terminal illness and bereavement care.

Tour the Pillars

Contact us at 651-232-3312 to learn more or schedule a tour.


Dying with Dignity: A Family Affair

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Hospice Classes


Coffee & Conversation for the Newly Bereaved

This is a time for you to talk about what is on your mind with others who understand. Grief education and ideas about how to cope will be covered. Date &...


Everybody Grieves: Adult Grief Education

Learn how to better understand what grief is and how to cope with the stress of grieving after the death of a loved one. This is a class, not a support...


Spouse Loss Support Group

When you are on the journey of grief, it is often helpful to seek the support of others. This group is intended for people who are grieving the death of...


Writing for Reflection, Remembrance and Renewal

In this writing series, you will safely explore your feelings of grief through writing. Give voice to your inner wisdom and write about what matters most...

Make a difference as a hospice volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice care team. They offer a gentle presence, a helping hand and a compassionate ear.

Contact us to learn more about becoming a Hospice volunteer: 651-232-3412
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Our greatest need

We welcome all who are interested in volunteering, but our current greatest needs include:
- Music volunteers
- Military veteran volunteers
- Male volunteers
- Weekend volunteers for our Pillars Hospice Home located in Oakdale