Stories & Tributes

My husband, Steve, battled pancreatic cancer for almost two years, bravely and confidently, until the cancer took control. When he arrived at Quiet Oaks one Thursday night in June, he had taken a turn for the worse. From the time we arrived at Quiet Oaks, until his passing 5 days later, he was treated with care and respect. My children and I spent the days and nights there, to be with him, and we too were treated very well. Thank you so much for the amazing care he received during his last days, and for all the kindness shown to our family by the entire staff at Quiet Oaks.

Sincerely,

Heidi Stiegel

Sauk Rapids MN

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Quiet Oaks has eight private resident suites.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Respite Care

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