What are my hospice options

A Special Kind of Caring

"You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die."
-Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement
Fairview Hospice has provided end-of-life care for almost 30 years. Loved ones of Fairview Hospice patients state overwhelmingly that they would recommend Fairview Hospice.

When life expectancy is limited, Fairview Hospice staff and volunteers will help you and your family focus on improving the quality of your remaining days. Hospice provides medical, emotional, social and spiritual care. We bring these services to the familiar setting of your own home whenever possible. The same kind of care may also be given at a long-term care site, a group home, an assisted living site or a residential hospice.
Contact us
General information: 612-728-2455  24-hours per day
Referrals: 612-728-2468 or toll-free 866-827-5039

Learn about Fairview Hospice
  • See videos of patient & family stories.
  • Watch Stacy's Story
  • The Fairview Hospice Caregiver's Handbook is a helpful book that will guide the reader through the hospice experience. This book covers topics such as how hospice can be of help, coping with a terminal illness, the role of the caregiver and practical suggestions for delivering care, pain and symptom management, nutrition, what to expect during the dying process, and information on the grief process.
    Read The Fairview Hospice Caregiver's Handbook.
When is the right time to ask about hospice?
Hospice services are usually provided when life is expected to be less than six months, but it’s never too early to ask questions about what to expect. An individual doesn’t have to currently be a Fairview patient to become a Fairview Hospice patient.
What does hospice provide?
Hospice works to aggressively control pain and discomfort while offering guidance and providing:
  • Pain and symptom management from registered nurses
  • Phone consultations
  • Aides to assist with bathing and other personal care
  • Medications, medical supplies and equipment related to your diagnosis
  • Counseling from social workers
  • Visits from spiritual care providers who respect your family’s faith and beliefs
  • Thirteen-month bereavement support for your loved ones
Who provides care?
The core hospice team includes:
  • You and your family
  • Nurse
  • Social worker
  • Spiritual care provider
  • Your physician.

Other team members may include:
  • Hospice aides
  • Hospice medical director
  • Therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacist
  • Volunteers
  • Bereavement counselors
  • Homemakers
Costs are covered
Hospice services are covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medical Assistance Hospice Benefit and most private insurance plans. Our social worker can help you obtain coverage.
Areas we serve
Fairview Hospice serves 15 counties, covering the Twin Cities, Princeton and the surrounding areas. MAP

  • The Minnesota Dept. of Health survey rated Fairview Hospice in full compliance and deficiency-free.
  • The Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care says Fairview Hospice works in a "spirit of partnership and educational leadership to advance culturally respectful end-of-life hospice care."
  • Vic Sandler, MD, Fairview Home Care and Hospice medical director, is board certified in geriatrics, hospice/palliative care and internal medicine. He's been a Mpls./St. Paul "Top Doctor" for 13 years.

We Honor Veterans

Fairview Hospice is proud to be a Level 4 participant, the highest level of achievement, in the We Honor Veterans program. Our staff understand the unique needs of veterans. We are prepared to meet the specific challenges that veterans and their families may  face at the end of life. If you want to consider volunteering in our vet-to-vet program please call our office.

Remember a Loved One. Support Our Services.
Fairview Hospice relies on the generosity of our many friends and donors to help provide support for services such as music therapy, massage therapy and bereavement programs. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution. To acknowledge those who gave generously* as well as those who are being remembered, Fairview has a Legacy Wall in its Metro Hospitals as well as at Fairview Northland Hospital. For more information about our Legacy Wall, please call our Metro hospice office at 612-728-2455.

*Cumulative donations of $500 and above are currently posted on the Legacy Wall. Beginning in 2016, contributions of $1000 and above will be posted. The wall is updated every year in May, closing date is December 31.
Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and Minnesota laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Please see our Patients’ Bill of Rights.
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