Unity Family Home Care & Hospice

CHI St. Gabriel's Health : CHI Health at Home

Hospice

What is Hospice?

CHI Health at Home Hostice is a Medicare-certified program sponsored by St. Gabriel’s Hospital. It is composed of professionals and volunteers concerned with helping individuals and their families face a terminal illness. The program offers physical, emotional and spiritual comfort to both clients and families. Hospice provides care to those people who are dealing with the natural feelings, reactions, and problems accompanying death. Services Provided An interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social worker, clergy, and trained volunteers aid in the care and support of the client and family. Consultants like nutritionists, pharmacists, therapists and others, also help when needed. The team assists the client and family to receive the level of care appropriate to their needs. Each level of care is carried out under the direction of a physician and includes the following:

  • Regular home care visits by qualified hospice staff and volunteers.
  • Continuous nursing care at home for short periods of crisis.
  • Short-term inpatient care to provide respite for caregiver.
  • Short-term inpatient care for acute or chronic symptoms management.

Cost

Hospice care may be paid for by Medicare, Medical Assistance, and some insurances. If third party reimbursement is not available, hospice staff will assist clients and families in accessing appropriate financial resources.

For more information contact:

CHI Health at Home
320-631-5575
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Memorials and Gifts

Memorials and gifts to CHI Health at Home are used to ensure the continuation of hospice services for other clients and families. Donations are tax-deductible (according to state and federal law) and may be sent to CHI Health at Home, 808 SE 3rd Street, Little Falls, MN 56345

How Does Hospice Work?

  • Referral may be from anyone. Acceptance is based on meeting the program guidelines and with the consent of the client’s physician.
  • The client/family participate in the decision to receive care that focuses on comfort and quality of life rather than cure.
  • The hospice team members visit with the client and family in the hospital and in the client’s home.
  • A registered nurse is available to help the client and family as needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • If the client and family choose to have the client remain at home to die, the hospice team is available to support the primary caregiver and the family.
  • Volunteers serve as team members in extending and supplementing care of hospice clients and their families.
  • Support for the family during bereavement is provided.