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.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care begins with a doctor's referral when life expectancy of a person is 6 months or less. Hospice is a philosophy of care that emphasizes a person's quality of life, providing comfort and support to both the person requiring hospice services and the family during the remaining days, weeks or months of a person'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. Residential hospice care also enables family members to focus on their loved one and each other, rather than serving as full-time caregivers. If you are wondering if residential hospice care may be beneficial for you or a loved one, we encourage you to call us - and better yet, come for a visit. We will give you the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
How much does Hospice care cost?
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. Guest rooms and meals are available on a complimentary first come, first served basis.
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 Green, 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.