Hospice is medical care designed to maximize comfort and quality of life for patients facing terminal illnesses.
South Dakota Day of Giving
Join Brookings Health System Foundation on Nov. 29, the South Dakota Day of Giving, and support our hospice program.
Hospice care can be provided in the home, in a nursing home, or in a short-term in-patient hospital setting. Our hospice agency travels to people's homes in Arlington, Astoria, Aurora, Badger, Brookings, Bruce, Bushnell, Colman, Egan, Elkton, Estelline, Flandreau, Hetland, Lake Preston, Nunda, Oldham, Rutland, Sinai, Toronto, Volga, White and the surrounding countryside. We also provide care in the following nursing homes: The Neighborhoods at Brookview, United Living Community, Avantara Arlington Care & Rehabilitation Center, Estelline Nursing & Care Center and Riverview Healthcare Community in Flandreau.
Hospice provides pain management, emotional support, help with family care giving and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.
Brookings Health System employs a caring team of professionals and volunteers sensitive to the changing needs of patients and family members during this difficult time.
Hospice Services Offered
- Nursing services offered regularly and on an on-call basis
- Medical social services
- Spiritual care
- Personal care services
- Home management services
- Volunteer assistance to help with companionship, respite, errands, etc.
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services
- Nutritional services
- Medication for symptom management
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Short-term in-patient care
- Bereavement/aftercare services for at least a year
Watch & Learn
For more helpful information on hospice, take a look at these videos, including one where Joanie Holm shares how her husband, Brookings Health System hospice medical director Dr. Rick Holm, benefitted from hospice care at the end of his life:
Referrals can be provided by a physician, hospital staff member, family member or friend, or a patient can self-refer.
For more information on hospice services, call (605) 696-8090.