Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequent comment we hear is "We wish we would have come earlier."

How much does it cost to stay at Quiet Oaks?

The cost of staying at Quiet Oaks is $415 per day, $1,500 minimum charge. This fee is all-inclusive and covers all Quiet Oaks nursing care and support services.

Our actual cost per resident is higher than the rate, per day. This shortfall is covered by the generosity of people, foundations and businesses who support Quiet Oaks and our mission, as well as by the many families who ask that memorials be made in their loved one's name.

You are encouraged to contact Linda Allen, Executive Director or Ginny Greeen, Director of Nursing at (320)255-5433 for further information. We strongly suggest that you make a visit to Quiet Oaks if you are considering residential hospice care.

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How does hospice work?

Hospice care begins with a doctor's referral when life expectancy of  a person is 6 months or less. Hospice is not about giving up - it is shifting the focus from cure to quality of life and doing all that can be done to relieve suffering and promote comfort. Hospice is a philosophy of care that emphasizes the patient's quality of life, providing comfort and support to both the patient and the family during the remaining days, weeks or months of a patient's life.

When is residential hospice care needed or recommended?

Hospice care can be provided in a person's home or at an assisted living facility or nursing home. However, if a person's symptoms become too difficult or complex to manage, residential hospice care may be very beneficial. Members of the staff at Quiet Oaks are experts at managing pain, nausea, breathing difficulties, anxiety, and other debilitating symptoms that can be present as a terminal illness progresses.

What is a home hospice?

Hospice care can be provided in a patient's home, nursing home or residential hospice house. The earlier hospice is involved, the more it can make the patient's final time as comfortable and dignified as possible.

Do I need a referral?

Hospice care begins with a doctor's referral when life expectancy of a person is 6 months or less. Hospice is not about giving up - it is shifting the focus from cure to quality of life and doing all that can be done to relieve suffering and promote comfort.

What is the average length of stay?

Residents may come to Quiet Oaks at any point in their hospice journey. Although the length of stay for each resident will vary, previous experiences at Quiet Oaks have ranged from as little as a few hours to as long as several months. Most residents are with us for 2 weeks or less, although many of our residents tell us they wish they had come sooner.

Who does Quiet Oaks serve?

We serve people who are "hospice certified" and whose primary treatment goals are based on comfort and dignity rather than a cure.

How does someone become hospice-certified?

Hospice care begins with a doctor's referral, when the life expectancy of a person is approximately six months or less. Ask your doctor, "Is hospice care appropriate for me at this time?" The care in hospice is aimed at pain relief and symptom management rather than curing illness.

What services does Quiet Oaks provide?

Quiet Oaks provides admission any time of day and night, and even on weekends. Meal are provided for resident's immediate family members at no additional charge. Quiet Oaks also provides respite care for persons of hospice.

What should a resident bring to Quiet Oaks?

Bring anything the resident would like or that makes you more comfortable. Pillows, pajamas, pictures, lotions, flowers are all welcome. Daily medications may be brought from home or Quiet Oaks will make arrangements for medications.

How many resident suites are at Quiet Oaks?

Quiet Oaks has eight private resident suites.

What are the visiting hours?

Quiet Oaks is fully staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Family members may visit at any time, day or night, or may stay overnight with loved ones in their private suite or in one of our guest rooms.

Can pets visit?

Yes, the staff at Quiet Oaks can make arrangements for special visits from beloved pets.

When did Quiet Oaks open?

Quiet Oaks opened its doors to residents and their families in October 2008.

Is Quiet Oaks a non-profit organization?

Yes. Quiet Oaks became a registered non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in October 2005.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care focuses on the relief of pain, stress and other debilitating symptoms of serious illness and provides a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of life for people who are living with a potentially terminal disease. Dialysis for kidney failure is an example of palliative care.

Stories & Tributes

KARE 11’s beautiful story about Quiet Oaks

Hospice care is often viewed as a last resort for the dying, which many people avoid until the very end, but the journey through hospice is often transformative for both the patient and their family as featured in this beautiful story about Quiet Oaks.