Hospice is a team-oriented program to provide support for those who have a terminal illness. It involves expert medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s/family’s needs and wishes. In addition to medical staff, the hospice team includes a social worker, chaplain and volunteers—all working together to ensure the patient’s needs are being met.
Hospice care improves comfort and increases peace of mind for patients and their families.
- Hospice focuses on caring, not curing
- Hospice care also is provided in hospitals and long-term care residences
- Hospice services are available to people of any age
- Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations
Anyone can call to ask about hospice services. Hospice staff will answer your questions and work with your physician to determine whether hospice service is appropriate.
For more information:
Winona Health Hospice Services
175 East Wabasha Street • Winona, MN 55987