Mayo Clinic Hospice is committed to providing hospice care in a homelike setting. The following services are provided:
Mayo Clinic Hospice can provide hospice services in nursing homes where there is an established contract. See PDF of participating nursing homes.
Occasionally, signs and symptoms arise (such as uncontrolled pain, uncontrolled nausea or vomiting, severe agitation) that cannot be effectively and efficiently managed at home. Hospice, in cooperation with the primary doctor, can arrange for short-term hospitalization for more aggressive measures to control the symptoms. Mayo Clinic Hospice will also make any necessary transportation arrangements.
Hospitalization will take place at one of the following contracted hospital settings:
Respite inpatient care is available for family members in need of a break from their caregiving responsibilities. Respite care can be provided, on an occasional basis, for up to five consecutive days at any given time.
Respite inpatient care can be provided at one of the contracted hospitals or nursing homes.
Mayo Clinic Hospice offers bereavement support to families for up to one year after your loved one's death. Bereavement follow-up may include some or all of the following services:
Referrals are made for those in need of more extensive counseling.
Mayo Clinic Hospice offers adult grief support groups two to three times a year. The groups are free and open to any adult who has experienced the death of a significant person in his or her life.
Healing Adventures Camp is offered by Mayo Clinic Hospice. This is a free, one-day camp for children and teens (ages 5 to 18) who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. The camp is offered in the spring and fall of each year.
The purpose of Healing Adventures Camp is to: