Hospice

HoldingHands.jpgHospice is medical care designed to maximize comfort and quality of life for patients facing terminal illnesses.

Hospice care can be provided in the home, in a nursing home, or in a short-term in-patient hospital setting.

Hospice provides pain management, emotional support, help with family care giving and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.

Brookings Health System employs a caring team of professionals and volunteers sensitive to the changing needs of patients and family members during this difficult time.

Download the hospice brochure.

Hospice services offered:

  • Nursing services offered regularly and on an on-call basis
  • Medical social services
  • Spiritual care
  • Personal care services
  • Home management services
  • Volunteer assistance to help with companionship, respite, errands, etc.
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services
  • Nutritional services
  • Medication for symptom management
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Short-term in-patient care
  • Bereavement/aftercare services for at least a year

For more helpful information on Hospice, take a look at these videos:

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Understanding Hospice Care

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What is Hospice Care?

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When to Begin Hospice

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Types of Hospice Care Services

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Choosing a Hospice

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Paying for Hospice Care

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Contact Us

Referrals can be provided by a physician, hospital staff member, family member or friend, or a patient can self-refer.

For more information on hospice services, call 605-696-8090.

Find out how you can become a hospice volunteer