Frequently Asked Questions

“We wish we would have come sooner,” is a common response from our families.

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. The staff at Quiet Oaks are experts at managing pain, nausea, breathing difficulties, anxiety and other debilitating symptoms that may be present as terminal illness progresses.

Do I need a referral?

Hospice care begins with the determination that life expectancy of a person is 6 months or less. Hospice is not about giving up–it is just extra care and shifting the focus from cure to quality.

A referral to hospice can be obtained from a physician or from a hospice agency assessment. There is a list of hospice agencies that Quiet Oaks works with under the Hospice Agency Resources page. Your loved one, however, does not need to be enrolled with a hospice agency prior to admission, although we strongly encourage you to reach out to an agency for support regardless of placement.

What is the average length of stay at Quiet Oaks?

Residents may come to Quiet Oaks at any point in their hospice journey. Although the length of stay for each resident varies, previous experiences have ranged from as little as a few hours to as long as several months. Most residents are with us for 1-2 weeks and most of them wish they would’ve come to stay with us sooner.

What services does Quiet Oaks provide?

Quiet Oaks provides admissions any time of the day and night and even on weekends. Meals are provided for our resident’s and their family members at no additional charge. Quiet Oaks provides guest suites on a first come, first serve basis for family members as well. Quiet Oaks provides hospice and respite services. See a full list of our services here.

What should a resident bring to Quiet Oaks?

Bring anything the resident would like or that makes their stay more comfortable. Pillows, pajamas, pictures, lotions, and 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 that all provide full-sized adjustable beds, a large recliner, a TV with DirectTV access, a telephone, an on suite bathroom and an over sized picture window with scenic views. Each resident room is also equipped with a nurse call light button and a camera system for continued monitoring.

Can pets visit?

Yes, the staff can make arrangements for special visits from beloved pets. Will need to provide proof of vaccinations prior.

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.


5537 Galaxy Rd

St. Cloud, MN 56301


Phone: 320-255-5433

Fax: 320-240-7962


Quiet Oaks is a residential home for residents and families facing terminal illness. At Quiet Oaks, we provide an experience that honors and respects the dignity

of our residents and their families by focusing on a team approach to provide comfort and support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Quiet Oaks is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID 20-3905841