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Hospice

Frequently asked questions

How is hospice paid for?

We accept payment for services from Medicare, Medicaid, Worker's Compensation, private insurance or private pay.

What bereavement services are available?

Grief and bereavement services are available for one year, or longer if needed, after the death of a loved one. Written materials will be provided to you and your family to help with coping during this time of grief. Education and support groups are available. Bereavement visits can also be made by hospice professionals.

One Light to Remember is a memorial tree lighting ceremony held every year at Sanford Health, in honor or memory of a loved one. This event is open to the public. For more information, call Sanford Home Health and Hospice at (701) 323-8400.

How do I contact hospice for more information?

Call our office at (701) 323-8400 and request to speak with a nursing supervisor.

How do I contact the Sanford Health Foundation?

Visit bismarck.sanfordhealth.org/foundation or call the office at (701) 323-8450.

How do I become a hospice volunteer?

Application

How does 24-hour staff availability work?

If a concern or an emergency comes up at any time of day, at least one member of Sanford's hospice team can be reached by a telephone number previously given to the recipient or the recipient's family. If the situation cannot be resolved over the phone, the staff member will visit the home. All on-call staff members are licensed and certified to work in a hospice environment.