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.


Heidi Stiegel

Sauk Rapids MN

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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.