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 Carris Health - Rice Hospice for Hospice Care?

Hospice care at Carris Health - Rice Hospice features the following:

  • Compassionate care that focuses on the patient and family as a unit
  • Convenient care that allows us to meet your needs in your own home so that you can stay where you’re most comfortable
  • Support services that may include:
    • Education
    • 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, healing touch, massage therapy, Canine Care for the Journey and the Sentimental Journey program
  • A team comprised of various specialists (physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, massage therapists, hospice volunteers, home health aides and rehabilitation therapists) that address a wide range of needs
  • Partnership with We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs, to ensure that we care for veterans in a manner that’s appropriate and customized

The following bereavement services also are available through Carris Health - Rice Hospice:

  • Camp G.K. Bear for Children
  • Share A Memory – Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Bereavement Volunteer Training
  • Service of Remembrance
  • Resource Library
  • Speaker’s Bureau

Supporting Hospice

Many of the special hospice services provided by Carris Health - Rice Hospice are possible because of community support. Memorials and donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Become a Hospice Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of the care provided by Carris Health - Rice 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 hospice volunteer, please contact us.

Office Locations

  • Appleton
    Appleton Municipal Hospital
    30 South Behl
    Appleton, MN 56208
  • Benson
    1815 Wisconsin Avenue
    Benson, MN 56215
  • Dawson
    Johnson Memorial Health Services
    1282 Walnut Street
    Dawson, MN 56232
  • Granite Falls
    Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor
    345 Tenth Avenue
    Granite Falls, MN 56241
  • Montevideo
    CCM Hospital
    824 North 11th Street
    Montevideo, MN 56265
  • Ortonville/Graceville
    Ortonville Area Health Services
    450 Eastvold Avenue
    Ortonville, MN 56278
  • Willmar
    Rice Memorial Hospital
    301 Becker Avenue SW
    Willmar, MN 56201

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