161 4th St. Ste. B
Albany, MN 56307
Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable diseases so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice recognizes dying as part of the normal process of living and focuses on maintaining life. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care, and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them. (Standards of a Hospice Program of Care, National Hospice Association, 1993.) Hospice care is available in the home setting, local nursing homes as well as short term care at the Albany Area Hospital for individuals and families experiencing terminal conditions. The hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, home health aides, therapists, social workers, chaplains and volunteers.