What Services Does Hospice Provide?
All hospice services are provided in accordance with your values and preferences for your care. The hospice team and medical director review the plan of care every 15 days, or more often if necessary. Your primary physician will authorize any changes to the plan of care as appropriate.
Physician care, nursing, hospice aide and continuous care nursing in times of crisis.
Physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional counseling, speech therapy, massage therapy, music therapy and laboratory analysis.
Medications, medical supplies, X-rays, durable medical equipment, palliative treatment and certain surgical procedures when needed for pain and symptom management.
Spiritual & Social Support
Chaplains and social workers are available for emotional and practical support for both patients and their loved ones.
Advanced Care Planning
Advance Care Planning means making important decisions about the medical care you want to receive if you are unable to speak for yourself. If you or a loved one need help creating an advanced care plan outlining end-of-life wishes, our social workers will assist you.Learn More
Your Care Team
- Hospice Physicians oversee patients’ plans of care and communicate with their primary care doctors.
- Registered Nurses coordinate and provide clinical care and education to patients and families.
- Hospice Aides assist with patients’ personal cares and provide caregivers a respite.
- Social Workers identify community resources for additional support.
- Dieticians help patients obtain the best nutrition possible in the context of their illness.
- Music Therapists perform music with personal meaning to provide peace, relaxation and joy.
- Massage Therapists offer patients the natural benefits of physical touch.
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists help patients maintain functional abilities and offer strategies for pain control.
- Chaplains support the personal beliefs and spirituality of each individual.
- Bereavement Counselors provide grief support to families for up to 13 months after a loved one’s death.
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Specialty Care Programs
Voyage Vigil Program
The Voyage Vigil Program supports patients and families when they need us the most. When signs and symptoms indicate a patient is approaching their final days, St. Croix Hospice staff will initiate our Voyage Vigil Program to increase caregiver presence at the bedside.Learn More
North Star Dementia Program
St. Croix Hospice teams proactively manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related disorders. Through expert care and coordinated treatment, we provide a safe environment and improved quality of life.Learn More
InTouch Family Connection Program
The St. Croix Hospice InTouch Family Connection Program demonstrates our commitment to helping patients and their families experience the hospice journey together, even when they’re apart.Learn More
You and your loved ones deserve the safest possible hospice care. We practice important safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious illnesses.Learn More
The St. Croix Hospice BridgeCare program enhances the quality of care provided on the weekend by bridging the gap in care that can occur for hospice patients admitted from Friday to Monday. The BridgeCare program provides a daily RN visit each day of the weekend for these new patients and schedules a Monday St. Croix Hospice RN Case Manager visit.BridgeCare
Whether you’re considering hospice for yourself or a loved one, making the decision comes with many questions. How is eligibility determined? What does hospice actually mean? Where do I begin?
We are here to help. When you choose St. Croix Hospice, you’ll receive the education, resources and support you need, right from the start.