-Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement
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.
General information: 612-721-2491
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.
- 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
The core hospice team includes:
- You and your family
- Social worker
- Spiritual care provider
- Your physician.
Other team members may include:
- Hospice aides
- Hospice medical director
- Bereavement counselors
- 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.
Fairview Health Services proudly supports We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We work with veterans and their families to meet their unique end of life needs. Fairview is committed to building organizational capacity to provide quality care for vets, as we accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
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 at University of Minnesota Medical Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital, and Fairview Southdale 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.