At Triniti, we understand the aging process comes with both joys and challenges.
At Triniti Home Health & Hospice we are committed to giving our hospice patients the most comfortable and honoring end-of-life journey possible. Hospice care is for individuals who are in their final stages of life or who wish to focus on comfort rather than a cure. We recognize the unique and difficult challenges of terminal illness, and our goal is to provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support to individuals and their families. Hospice services are provided in the client’s home, whether it be a private home with family, a care center, or assisted living facility.
What We Do
We provide comforting care to those facing the end of life in the convenience of their own home or assisted living facility.
Where We Work
We are licensed in the northwest metro including the counties of Anoka, Carver, Sherburne, Isanti, Wright, eastern Stearns, Benton, McLeod, Mille Lacs, and Meeker.
Why We Do It
We are a Christian non-profit organization with a passion for providing those facing end of life with compassionate care.
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The Triniti Standard
Our hospice agency standards continue to impress our clients with our experienced staff and extended weekly visits. At Triniti Home Health & Hospice, we visit our clients twice as often as the regulated guidelines, as well as implement our own music therapist and massage therapist to aid in the treatment we give our clients. Hospice families are provided with extra support and training to prepare for the changes that occur at end of life. Each client is assigned a nurse case manager who oversees the plan of care from start to finish, increasing visits as needed depending on the client’s condition. In addition, our medical director is certified in hospice care and remains available to the hospice team 24/7.
Triniti Hospice Care Includes:
- Personalized care plans
- Coverage for supplies and medication
- Pain and symptom management
- Spiritual and emotional support
- Support for those experiencing a loved one in our care
- And so much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hospice care? Why should I consider hospice?
Hospice refers to the philosophy that focuses on providing palliative care to individuals at the end of life. Hospice care focuses on comfort and quality of life until death, instead of curative treatments that may postpone death or diminish the quality of life.
What is the goal of hospice?
The goal of hospice is to focus on symptom management and quality of life, so individuals and their families enjoy the remaining time they have together. Hospice also provides training to the caregiver in the home on what to expect with changes at end of life.
What does hospice offer?
Our hospice team of interdisciplinary members offers excellent pain and symptom management, respite, as well as socio-emotional and spiritual support for individuals and their families. Support is provided 24/7, there is always someone available to answer questions and to make a visit. In addition, Triniti Home Health & Hospice provides bereavement services for families who have lost a loved one. Over a 13-month period, the bereaved will receive resources and support from our coordinator and team.
How does a person qualify for hospice?
To qualify for hospice, a doctor must indicate that you have a life-limiting illness that limits life expectancy to less than 6 months if the disease were to follow its normal course. Anyone with a life-limiting illness such as heart disease, lung disease, end-stage dementia, cancer, or other chronic diseases could qualify for hospice care. Contact us for more information!
What services are offered by hospice?
Hospice services are designed to provide emotional and spiritual support to individuals and their families. In addition to the core team of caregivers consisting of registered nurses, a physician, and a social worker, someone may choose to receive additional services from a home health aide, chaplain, volunteer, music therapist, and massage therapist. Triniti hospice also trained the care team to provide M-technique, a special comfort measure, as well as aroma care.
What qualifications and training do hospice staff have?
In addition to being compassionate and having a calling to serve clients and families during end-of-life, all hospice staff are licensed/certified and have received specialized training to administer end-of-life care. In addition, Triniti Home Health & Hospice nurses and social workers have been trained specifically for veterans at end of life (level II We Honor Veterans provider). Also, our medical director has special hospice medical certification and is available to us 24/7.
Who pays for hospice care?
Hospice is a Medicare benefit. Anyone who has Medicare Part A that meets eligibility can receive hospice services paid for by Medicare.
Aside from Medicare, medical assistance and most private insurance programs also pay for hospice services. This typically means that cost of services, supplies, medications, and equipment related to the individual’s terminal diagnosis are covered. Hospice provides different levels of care depending on the stage of illness and does not typically provide 24-hour care. If your loved one requires round-the-clock care, family members may need to pay out-of-pocket for additional services.
Does a hospice organization need to be certified?
Yes. Hospice is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health and certified by CMS the Center for Medicare Services. Triniti Home Health became Medicare certified in 1991, and Triniti Hospice became Medicare certified in 2005.
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