Hospice Care

Sholom recognizes that every person facing a life limiting diagnosis deserves to live with respect and dignity.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is patient-focused care for a person with a prognosis of six months or less. Sholom hospice offers numerous services, including:

  • A comfort-focused approach to treatment
  • On Call care and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Medical staff including physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and social workers
  • Weekly visits from nurses and home health aides
  • Pain management to help keep patients comfortable and pain free
  • Emotional support and spiritual guidance provided by rabbis and chaplains for patients and families
  • Home-based services that allow patients to remain in a comfortable, familiar place
  • Supportive services such as music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, and volunteers
  • Bereavement support for patient’s family that continues after their loved one has passed away

Why choose Sholom Johnson Hospice?

Our team of professionals is ready to learn about your family’s needs, fears, and concerns as you embark on your journey. We understand that the hospice journey can be a difficult one for patients and families and we are ready to open minds, and our hearts, to help you navigate your loved one’s final stages of life.

While we are affiliated with the Jewish faith and community, we welcome people of all cultures and faiths. We will work with you to provide the emotional, spiritual, and medical support that you need to help make this difficult journey less difficult. For us, hospice is not just a profession; it is our calling.

Our team was awarded the 2018 Pinnacle Customer Experience Award for highly personalized and compassionate end-of-life care in the following service area: Getting Emotional and Religious Support.

Hospice Volunteers Make a Difference

Join our team of Hospice Volunteers!

Hospice volunteers are an integral part of our hospice team. 

Here are the volunteer opportunities available:

End of Life Doulas-understand death as a natural and important part of life and assist the dying and their loved ones in reflecting on the life lived, and the death that is coming.

Companion Volunteers-provide emotional support, companionship and friendship through weekly visits.

Pet Therapy Volunteers– provide much needed joy and happiness and a sense of normalcy through visits with their certified therapy pets.

11th Hour Vigil Volunteers– provide companionship and support for people who are at end of life

Bereavement Volunteers– provide emotional support to families after a loved one has died through check in phone calls.  (This opportunity can be done in your home.)

Administrative Support Volunteers-assist hospice by providing office support to our busy office.

Benefits include:

  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • Free Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Flexible schedule, you volunteer when it works in your schedule

Apply below to volunteer for HOSPICE at the St. Paul or St Louis Park Campuses.

How do I pay for hospice care?

Medicare and/or Medicaid will cover the costs of hospice services for patients who meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Private insurance companies, managed-care organizations, and worker’s compensation plans may also cover hospice services. Patients are also able to pay privately.

Patients and their families will be made aware of any out of pocket costs, which are often minimal, upon admission.

When is my loved one ready for hospice care?

Typically, hospice care is designated for patients who have a terminal diagnosis and a prognosis of six months or less; however, patients and families benefit the most from hospice services when they seek support earlier instead of waiting for a crisis to occur.

If you are unsure, just ask us! We are happy to provide you with more information and evaluate your loved one. An evaluation does not obligate you to choose hospice care, it is meant to provide you with as much information as possible before deciding if hospice care is the correct choice for your family.

“I wish I had chosen hospice sooner” is a phrase we often hear from families. Please call us at (651) 328-2091 so we can help you take the first step in your family’s hospice journey.


Sholom Johnson Hospice Brochure

 From a Sholom Social Worker: I just spoke with Richard F (his wife was here on hospice); he expressed that during their stay here at Sholom how excellent the care was and how good of an experience they had during his wife’s final days. He stated that he is sharing how wonderful we were and recommending us to others.

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