What Is Hospice?
Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on quality of life and comfort for the patients living with a life limiting illness. It is a type of care that puts comfort, dignity, and quality of life ahead of aggressive, curative treatments. The patient and family are the focus of care. Our compassionate hospice team is able to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support during one of life’s most challenging times.
Renville County Hospice provides all necessary hospice services related to the physical, spiritual, and emotional comfort and well-being of eligible patients, their families, and primary caregivers.
- Physician, nursing and hospice aide care
- Social services, spiritual care and volunteer support for patients and their families
- Respite care and inpatient care
- Bereavement services for family and caregivers 13 months following patient’s death
We are here to help you with your healthcare needs.
Your care is our highest priority.
PLEASE CALL US AT 800.916.1836.
RC Hospital & Clinics can connect you with a Personal Emergency Response System called VoiceCare. Emergency assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. VoiceCare allows people with medical challenges to live confidently and independently while reassuring family, friends and caregivers that help is available at the press of a button.
Learn More About VoiceCare.
Advanced Care Planning
Advanced care planning helps anyone, healthy or ill, communicate their wishes for medical treatment.
At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make their own medical decisions. An advanced care plan provides information to others about your wishes in case illness or injury prevents you from telling them yourself.
Advanced Care Planning is a process of:
- Clarifying your values and health care goals
- Understanding your treatment options
- Weighing your options about what kind of care and treatment you would want or not want
- Making decisions about whether you want to appoint a health care agent or complete a health care directive
- Communicating your wishes in writing in a document called an advance directive or health care directive.
Part I of the Health Care Directives form can be used to designate an agent to make your health care decisions should an injury or illness result in your inability to make decisions.
Part II of the Health Care Directive form can be used to give health care instructions to guide your health care providers and/or the agent(s) you named in Part I. Please make copies and send to your physician, to the hospital and to your loved ones.
You can choose to use either Part I or Part II or both together, whichever best meets your needs. We have staff available to assist you and/or your family with your questions about writing a Health Care Directive. You do not need a lawyer to write a Health Care Directive.
FREE assistance completing a Health Care Directive is available by calling Amy Boettger at 320-523-3451.
Adult Grief Group
SUPPORT & EDUCATION FOR GRIEVING FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
The Adult Grief group is a program of education and support for any grieving person. It is an eight week support group for individuals to explore, share, process feelings and receive comfort and companionship. The series is offered to any grieving person FREE of charge as a service of RC Hospital & Clinics. You do not need to be a patient or have utilized any services of RC Hospital & Clinics including hospice.
• Understanding the Grief Experience
• Handling the Difficult Emotions of Grief
• Caring for the Whole Self
• Remembering the Person Who Died
• Adjusting to the Loss
• Managing the Stress of Change
• Handling the Holidays
• Finding Meaning After Loss
• And More
We are here to help you with your grieving needs.
Register today by connecting with Amy Boettger, MSW, LICSW. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER WITH AMY AT 320.523.3451 or EMAIL BOETTGERA@RCHOSPITAL.COM
The group will meet on Mondays, March 2 through April 20, 2020 from 4-6 pm. in the Willette Room at RC Hospital & Clinics .
There is no cost to participate. However, it is important that you attend all the sessions if possible.
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