"You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can,
not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die."
-Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement
General information: 612-721-2491
Learn about Fairview Hospice
- See videos of patient & family stories.
- Family Handbook of Hospice Care is a helpful book that will guide the reader through the hospice experience. This book covers topics such as how hospice can be of help, coping with a terminal illness, the role of the caregiver and practical suggestions for delivering care, pain and symptom management, nutrition, what to expect during the dying process, and information on the grief process. Read our Family Handbook of Hospice Care.
- Pain and symptom management from registered nurses
- Phone consultations
- Aides to assist with bathing and other personal care
- Medications, medical supplies and equipment related to your diagnosis
- Counseling from social workers
- Visits from spiritual care providers who respect your family’s faith and beliefs
- Thirteen-month bereavement support for your loved ones
The core hospice team includes you and your family, nurse, social worker, spiritual care coordinator and your physician. Other team members may include:
- Hospice aides
- Hospice medical director
- Bereavement counselors
- The Minnesota Dept. of Health survey rated Fairview Hospice in full compliance and deficiency-free.
- The Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care says Fairview Hospice works in a "spirit of partnership and educational leadership to advance culturally respectful end-of-life hospice care."
- Vic Sandler, MD, Fairview Home Care and Hospice medical director, is board certified in geriatrics, hospice/palliative care and internal medicine. He's been a Mpls./St. Paul "Top Doctor" for 13 years.
- Betty Settle won the 2009 Hospice Minnesota Volunteer Service Award for her almost 29 years of volunteering.
We proudly support We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, we learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.