Servicing the following areas and beyond:
Alexandria, Baxter, Detroit Lakes*, Fargo/Moorhead*, Fergus Falls, Grand Forks*, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Morris, Waite Park, Wadena
*services provided by Ethos Hospice
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KNUTE NELSON HOSPICE
Focusing on Quality End of Life Care for Individuals and Their Caregivers
The goal of hospice is to help those at the end of their life live in peace, comfort, and dignity, up to and including the moment of death. What level of care is needed at any particular time will be determined by a doctor or specialist, or by a hospice physician or nurse. Determining the appropriate level of care may include assessments and evaluations.
Most hospice providers offer the same basic level of care, although not all hospices are necessarily equal. Generally, the choice of a hospice provider is limited by the location of the patient, and in many communities, there may be several providers from which to choose.
Medicare has a website Hospice Compare, which provides lists and ratings of hospice providers in most communities. All hospice providers must meet state and local regulations for operating, but accreditation in some cases is voluntary.
While your insurance or payment provider may to a large degree dictate who your hospice provider will be, there may be some ways you can narrow down the choices:
- Seek word of mouth recommendations from a relative or trusted friend
- See if your hospital discharge planner is a list of recommended providers
- Speak with your physician, who may be able to share personal experience with a hospice provider
- Conduct interviews with hospital workers
For years, Knute Nelson has offered exceptional end-of-life care in a variety of settings. Our caregivers go beyond standard care and offer music, massage, and healing touch services with care and comfort in mind.