About Hospice of the Twin Cities
Hospice of the Twin Cities offers comprehensive care focused on easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness. Offering outstanding care, the hospice team members are dedicated professionals who specialize in meeting the individualized needs of terminally ill patients and their families.
- Hospice Care is a promise given to those individuals facing illness when choices seem so few.
- Hospice offers terminally ill individuals an alternative to aggressive curative treatments.
- Hospice provides care that focuses on the person, not the disease, empowering individuals to live with dignity while remaining alert and pain free.
- Hospice is about living life to the fullest in secure and familiar surroundings with those who matter the most, family and friends.
"Hospice is about relationships and support systems. During this very meaningful and critical time, when people need to make end-of-life decisions, hospice becomes an important piece in the delivery of quality care. Hospice must be competent in many ways including managing the medical delivery of palliative care and implementing the psychological skills of a counselor; but facilitating family relationships is the hallmark of quality in a hospice program."
Dianne Barteles, R.N. , M.A.
Associate Director, Center for Bioethics, University of MN