Lakeview Hospice

Dignity, Compassion and support, Wherever You Call Home

Consider Lakeview Hospice if you or your loved one:

Are faced with a terminal or end-stage illness, have cancer that has spread and all curative treatment has stopped, are in the final stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia, a respiratory or heart condition, or a progressive neurological disease.

Our hospice program encourages choice and control over your plan of care. You, along with your family and personal physician, decide together when hospice care should begin. Our team works together to address your physical, emotional and spiritual needs – and those of your family. Hospice works to enable you to continue an alert, pain-free life and manage your symptoms, so your remaining days may be spent with dignity and quality. Hospice care can be provided in your home, a nursing home, or at an in-patient facility such as a hospital.

Call us at 651-430-3320 for a free consultation with a team member who can help you evaluate your options.

The Lakeview Hospice team provides:

  • Care directed by a doctor who has training in providing hospice and end-of-life care, who works in partnership with your personal physician
  • Regular visits by nurses trained in hospice care, as well as 24-hour, on-call nursing support
  • Help with daily needs, such as bathing, cooking, cleaning and more
  • Visits from a chaplain (if requested)
  • Social service support
  • Respite care
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Medications to help control pain and symptoms
  • Life Stories written by trained hospice volunteers
  • Volunteer support
  • Family support services
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy

Hospice volunteer training:

Lakeview Hospital is seeking people to offer a compassionate ear and a helping hand to patients with terminal illness in Washington County, Minnesota, and St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Hospice volunteers provide a variety of services to patients and their families, from companionship and assistance with light chores for the patient to respite care for relatives. Volunteers undergo 15-20 hours of training before starting to work with patients.

Registered pet therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers are also needed to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients. Dogs should be at least two years old, calm, obedient and certified by Therapy Dogs International (or similar organization). View a video featuring a Lakeview therapy dog and handler team. Handlers undergo hospice volunteer training. Our volunteer brochure is available online here.

For more information, contact Nancy Kuckler at (651) 275-8255, or [email protected].

Feedback from our patients and their family:

Sister of a Lakeview Hospice Patient

Thank you so much for the deep care and deep respect you offered my brother in the last stages of his long journey. He felt safe and strongly held by your professional presence, advocacy, and wonderful kindness.

Wife of a Lakeview Hospice Patient

Many thanks to our very special caregivers at Lakeview Hospice who were a distinct blessing to us. They helped us work through his final chapter of life with dignity. I am devastated by the loss of my husband, but will forever remember your kindness, gentle manner and expertise in care-giving.

Family of a Lakeview Hospice Patient

Thank you to the team that came to our parents’ home to care for mom. All of you are angels. Your patience and understanding top all others. I could not have picked a better group of healthcare professionals to care for our mother in her last month. I’m so happy you were a part of her journey. Thank you again.