Proactive Symptom Management

A diagnosis of dementia and its progressive symptoms affects the entire family. Through expert care and coordinated treatment, we provide a safe environment and improved quality of life for patients, families and caregivers.

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The St. Croix Hospice Difference

St. Croix Hospice is focused solely on providing the best possible hospice care tailored to the personal needs and wishes of every patient. The North Star Dementia Program:

  • Provides a Dementia Care Certified St. Croix Hospice care team
  • Offers patients, families and caregivers expert dementia tools and support
  • Enables families and caregivers to proactively manage dementia symptoms
  • Improves patient’s quality of life with a focus on their best ability to function
  • Increases the safety of patients, families and caregivers
  • Decreases behavior escalation with non-pharmacological interventions
  • Reduces unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations
  • Delivers care with respect, compassion and dignity

The North Star Dementia Program Team

St. Croix Hospice sets the bar in dementia care management by requiring Dementia Care Certification for all direct care staff. Our comprehensive care team includes:
  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Hospice Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Music and Massage Therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists
  • Chaplains
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