Welcome, Caregivers

“For Doctors who diagnose, Nurses who heal and Caregivers
who try to make sense of it all.” -Brett H. Lewis
Whether you’re a licensed practitioner or someone who’s caring for a loved one, you’re in the right place. Knowing when it’s time to leave the “get me better path” and instead, be on the “keep me comfortable path,” can be difficult. Let us help you navigate the difficult decisions you may be facing.
Providing resources is one way that we offer support to caregivers. Our culture doesn’t talk or prepare for death easily, even though we all know it’s the inevitable. We’re here to start the difficult conversations, help you prepare for end of life decisions and educate the community about how to plan for our end of life experiences.

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“There are only four kinds of people in the world.

Those who have been caregivers.

Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

-Rosalyn Carter

Ted Talks, Podcasts & Videos

Insight into what’s happening to us as we die.

For medical professionals, why we must be better at doing death.

Ken Hillman is a world leader in managing the care of very sick people. This talk: We’re doing dying all wrong.


Author Barbara Karnes, RN podcasts.

Best Life, Best Death Podcast, CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS


Author Barbara Karnes, RN blogs.

Check out this series of blogs written by Barbara for caregivers and grievers.

As she nursed her mom through cancer and dementia, a tense relationship began to heal. Read the full article here on NPR.

“My grandmother died at home, just as she wanted. It cost $145,000.”

Read this article by WBUR News.


Visit the caregiver “hub” at CaringForNancy.com, a resource center for all things caregiver.

The Center to Advance Palliative Care provides essential tools, training, technical assistance, and connection for all clinicians caring for people with a serious illness.

The Emotional PPE toolkit provides resources that clinicians and teams can use to support well-being.


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