Homecare and Hospice
We cover a 30 mile radius from our office and have an RN on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, contact our Homecare/Hospice office at
320.634.4521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Homecare and Hospice are licensed and Medicare and Medicaid certified.
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Glacial Ridge Homecare
Glacial Ridge Homecare was established in 1985 and is a Medicare certified agency. Homecare provides individuals of all age groups the opportunity to receive professional health care services in their home, be it a house, apartment, or assisted living setting. This manner of health care makes healing and rehabilitation easier and more affordable.
Homecare uses a team approach. The physician recommends the services appropriate for each patient and the health plan determines eligibility for coverage of those services. Then, a RN case manager assesses the patient’s need for other services and disciplines and helps coordinate that care delivery. Other members of the team might include: an LPN, home health aide, social worker, speech pathologist, physical therapist, and occupational therapist.
Glacial Ridge Hospice is now a We Honor Veterans (WHV) partner. Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran. These men and women often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges at the end of life. Across America, hospice professionals are stepping up to build their skills and accept the mission to serve our nation's veterans - to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma.
Glacial Ridge Hospice
Hospice care is for the patient whose illness is no longer responding to aggressive curative therapies. Hospice addresses all the symptoms of the disease with special emphasis on controlling the patient’s pain and discomfort. Hospice also deals with the emotional, social, and spiritual impact of the disease on the patient, the patient’s family, and significant others.
A hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual care givers, counselors, therapists, and volunteers - all of whom are specially trained to provide pain and symptom management for the patient and support for the family. The patient and family are the core of the hospice team and are at the center of all decision making.
The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of the patient’s last days and weeks of life by offering comfort and dignity. Because each individual and family have unique needs, a hospice team works with the doctor, patient and family to develop a personalized care plan.
Annual Hospice Events
Riding for a Cause!
The Glacial Ridge Hospice Motorcycle Weekend - Riding for a Cause - is the third full weekend in June each year.
To pre-register, print and mail your completed registration form to:
Glacial Ridge Hospice, 10 Fourth Ave. SE, Glenwood, MN 56334.
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is an annual Glacial Ridge Hospice event held at the end of the year to honor and memorialize those who have passed away.
Home Monitoring Technology
With the use of our new home monitors, patients care can be monitored 7 days a week from the convenience of their home! The best aspect of the technology is that even the smallest change in health status can be identified and evaluated. From this point, preventative care can be initiated and delivered whereby avoiding ER visits and hospitalizations. In addition, it is a useful tool for educating the client about better management of their disease and improving their quality of life. At the same time, it provides a sense of security for the patient and peace of mind for their family when they aren't able to be there every day with their loved one. Call for more information about the easy-to-use and cost-effective monitoring system and how it can help you or someone you know!
This program is for adults who don't need all of our homecare services, but would still like assistance in setting up their medications. Contact Glacial Ridge Homecare at 320.634.4521 to learn more about this service.