Types of care

Mayo Clinic Hospice provides care specific to each person's needs. Members of the Mayo Clinic Hospice team visit you where you live to assess symptoms and alleviate them by making any necessary changes, such as adjusting medications. Caregivers also support the family.

Mayo Clinic Hospice provides:

  • Physician services
  • Nursing care
  • Social work
  • Spiritual care and counseling services
  • Registered nurses, who both visit and are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Volunteer support
  • Dietary counseling
  • General inpatient care
  • Inpatient respite care
  • Medications, supplies and equipment
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy — provided for a limited time, on a case-by-case basis
  • Integrative therapies, such as music and massage therapy
  • Bereavement Support for 13 months following the death of a hospice patient

Nursing home hospice care

Mayo Clinic Hospice can provide hospice services in any of its skilled nursing homes across our service area. Please contact our office for a list.

General inpatient care

Occasionally, people may begin to experience symptoms (for example, uncontrolled pain, uncontrolled nausea or vomiting, or severe agitation) that cannot be effectively and efficiently managed at home. In these cases, Mayo Clinic Hospice can work with your primary doctor to arrange for short-term hospitalization at one of the following:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
  • Lake City Medical Center
  • Saint Elizabeth's Hospital

Mayo Clinic Hospice arranges any necessary transportation for such stays.

Respite inpatient care

Mayo Clinic Hospice offers respite care for family members who need a break from their caregiving responsibilities. Respite care can be provided at one of the contracted hospitals or nursing homes, on an occasional basis, for up to five consecutive days at any given time.

We Honor Veterans

To honor men and women who have served our country, Mayo Clinic Hospice is a proud Level 3 Partner of the We Honor Veteran Program. The Hospice team provides the high level of medical, emotional, spiritual and social care that those who have served in the United States Armed Forces deserve.

Team members recognize and honor the hospice patient’s military service through programs like We Honor Veteran pinning ceremonies. Ceremonies are provided under the approval of patient and family and can include anyone the military member and family would like to participate along with the hospice team.

Visit the We Honor Veterans website to learn more.

May 13, 2020