Question: What is the average number of days a patient receives hospice?

Answer: Many patients only receive hospice for a few days because family members and loved ones are unaware of the benefits. Loved ones can be self-referred.

Hospice is a patient-centered, family-oriented approach to care for anyone with a life-limiting illness. The core belief of hospice is that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. Our focus is on caring, not curing.

It can be difficult to talk about hospice and end-of-life issues. Our staff is here to make a difference. To relieve suffering, restore dignity, and comfort people with a life-limiting illness. Our mission is to promote quality of life . . . at every stage of life.

Hospice Care services are provided by a team of professionals and trained volunteers, available seven days a week. Services offered for patients and family members include:
  • Physician & Nursing Care
  • Pain & Symptom Management
  • Home Health Aide Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Spiritual Support
  • Respite Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Volunteer Services

People living in Barron, Rusk, Washburn, Dunn, Sawyer, Burnett and Polk counties are eligible for Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake’s Hospice Care. 

For more information on how Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake’s Hospice Care Services can help you or someone you love, call 715-236-6256. Find Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake Hospice on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/lakeviewhospice/