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Hospice care in La Crosse, Wisconsin, brings knowledge, comfort, companionship and understanding to you and those you love by providing exceptional whole-person care in the final stages of life.
We believe you should have access at the end of life to an integrated health care system that allows you to experience life one day at a time without the burden of managing appointments, medications and paperwork alone.
People faced with a condition that medical treatment can't cure can gain strength and support in the hospice program. This service offers physical, emotional and spiritual care in the familiar setting of your home, whether it's a private residence, group home, assisted living or skilled nursing home.
If you're not sure what options are right for you and your family, answer these questions:
Have you or your loved one:
- Been hospitalized or gone to the emergency room several times in the past six months?
- Been making more frequent phone calls to your physicians?
- Started taking medication to lessen physical pain?
- Started spending most of the day in a chair or bed?
- Fallen several times over the past six months?
- Started needing help from others with:
- Getting out of bed
- Started feeling weaker or more tired?
- Experienced weight loss making clothes noticeably looser?
- Noticed a shortness of breath, even while resting?
- Been told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited?
If any of these apply, there's a good chance that hospice care is the right answer for you and your loved ones. Requesting hospice services can be made by the person needing hospice services, family, physician, clergy or social service agencies.
Call for more information about our hospice services.
How you can help
There are many ways to offer support as a hospice volunteer:
- Play cards.
- Address envelopes.
- Make a speech.
- Listen to cherished memories.
- Make a meal.
Volunteer training and opportunities are available in patient and family bereavement, clerical support and fundraising projects. Orientation and training are provided in a variety of ways, including a DVD self-learning module, classroom setting and one-to-one instruction.
Any gift can be made in memory of a loved one and is a meaningful way to say thank you. Memorial gifts are accepted by Mayo Clinic and can be designated to a specific hospice care location of your choice. When making your gift, please include a note that indicates the gift is to support hospice care, the specific hospice care location to receive the gift and, if desired, the name of the person you wish to honor. If you would like someone to be notified of the gift, such as a family member, please provide that person's name and mailing address. Mayo Clinic will send a notification of your memorial gift (the gift amount is not disclosed).
Gifts may be made online at philanthropy.mayoclinic.org. You also may mail a check made payable to Mayo Clinic to:
Department of Development
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Your gift is processed at Mayo Clinic with the entirety of your gift going to your designation at the site you specified. Contact the Department of Development with questions at 1-855-892-8129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.