Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Compassionate Care For The Journey

We understand how important it is for a hospice patient to live with comfort and dignity. Through skilled nursing care, counseling, support and education, we help patients and families live each day with meaning and purpose.

Why Choose Carris Health - Redwood Hospice Care?

Redwood hospice care features the following:

  • Compassionate care that focuses on the patient and family throughout their journey.
  • Continuity of care wherever our patients call home, whether that be their own home, a loved one’s home or nursing home. We partner with long-term care facilities to provide end-of-life care to residents.
  • Support services that may include:
    • Education
    • Holistic pain and symptom management
    • Palliative care
    • Support and respite for caregivers
    • Free grief and bereavement follow-up for 13 months following the death of a loved one
    • Complementary therapies and special programs including Music, Essential Oils, Guided Breath Work, Guided Imagery, Hand Casting, Gratitude Practices/Journaling, Life Reflection Activities, Pet Therapy and Massage Therapy.
  • Hospice care is a team approach providing individualized care to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the client and family.
  • Hospice nurses that are just a phone call away 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.

Supporting Hospice

Many of the special services provided by Redwood Hospice are possible because of community support. Memorials and donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and can be made by calling 507-637-4500, ext. 47356 or by mail to:

Carris Health Foundation – Redwood
1110 East Bridge Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Become a Redwood Hospice Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of the care provided by Redwood Hospice. They can bring joy and comfort to patients and their families during the last stages of life.

What do hospice volunteers do?

Volunteers can help patients and families in the following ways:

  • Give respite and emotional support to the patient and family
  • Provide caring companionship to the patient
  • Listen to the concerns and fears of patients and family
  • Provide transportation or help with shopping and errands
  • Read to the patient
  • Write letters for the patient
  • Perform light house duties
  • Provide grief and bereavement support to families and caregivers in the months following the death of their loved one

Volunteers should be sensitive, mature, flexible, patient, reliable, compassionate, respectful and able to have difficult discussions about death and dying.

If you’re interested in becoming a Redwood hospice volunteer, please call 507-637-4500, ext. 47482.

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