Why choose Hospice of the Twin Cities?

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What sets one hospice program apart from another? The answer is in the service. At Hospice of the Twin Cities, we pride ourselves in providing care and service that exceeds the expectations of our care partners, patients and their families.

Hospice of the Twin Cities affirms life and regards dying as a normal human experience which is part of living. We work to alleviate suffering, be it physical, emotional, social or spiritual. We focus on quality of life and maximizing the comfort of our patients.

Hospice of the Twin Cities provides integrative services including nursing, personal care, music therapy, pet therapy and more.

As of September 2016, Hospice of the Twin Cities earned The Joint Commission's Gold Star of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

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History and Values

Hospice of the Twin Cities has been serving the greater Twin Cities area since 1993.

Originally developed by Health Dimensions, Hospice of the Twin Cities became a wholly owned subsidiary company of the MVNA in 2002. In 2004, Hospice of the Twin Cities became a nonprofit organization with a commitment to care for the terminally ill living in our community.

Our commitment is built on strong values of:

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Resourcefulness

Hospice of the Twin Cities continues to strive to reach all those who are in need of care at the end of life and to profoundly impact their lives, affirming the value of life by improving living at the end of life.

Who and what areas does Hospice of the Twin Cities serve?

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Hospice of the Twin Cities provides quality end-of-life care to all people, including those who have been historically underserved by hospice, such as veterans, residents of rural communities, and people of low socioeconomic status.

Hospice of the Twin Cities provides services in 17 counties around the metro area and south. Counties served include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, LeSeuer, Mcleod, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Wright, Washington, Nicollet and Blue Earth.

What unique services are available through Hospice of the Twin Cities?

The hospice team is a team of highly skilled professionals whose care is focused on the alleviation of physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual suffering.

The services of the team are based on the patient’s goals and choices for end-of-life care. They include:

Legacy Letters Service. Legacy letters are a way patients can record the thoughts and wishes they want to share with their loved ones. This allows them to pass on the lessons they’ve learned and the values they cherish. It provides an invaluable gift for loved ones to remember them by. Hospice of the Twin Cities provides trained and certified Legacy Navigators to help patients prepare these letters. They can encourage patients to think about what they want to share and how it can benefit those who care about them, as well as assisting in the actual writing of letters.

Pet therapy. Our certified therapy dogs and their trainers make visits to interested patients to provide the TLC that only a four-footed companion can give. Visits from a therapy dog can help provide physical and emotional comfort, as well as reduce feelings of isolation.

Music therapy. Our music therapists engage patients and caregivers by providing instruments for them to play, music to listen to or sign along with, and a chance to improve music. Guided imagery sessions can help promote relaxation.

Massage therapy. Massage provides a healing touch at a time when it is needed the most. It can help ease pain in ways that medication can't.

Financial Information

Hospice of the Twin Cities IRS Determination Letter (PDF)

Hospice of the Twin Cities Annual Reports:
The following documents are in PDF format.