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Homecare and Hospice

When You Need Care Where You Live…

Whether you need help at home after a surgery or medical event, or you and your family are considering end-of-life care, our compassionate Home Care and Hospice teams will come to where you are and make sure you are taken care of.


Misconceptions about Hospice

Misconceptions about Hospice

The patient must be actively dying in order to be admitted to Upland Hills Hospice.

Hospice Volunteers

Hospice Volunteers

Hospice volunteers provide personal comfort and support that supplements the care provided

What is Hospice Care Like?

What is Hospice Care Like?

Betty Baxter’s husband Leland (Lee) lived with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for many years.

Hospice Care With Heart

Man using rowing machine at fitness center Upland Hills Health Dogeville, WisconsinThe focus of Upland Hills Hospice is maintaining quality of life by relieving pain and addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual feelings that the patient and family members feel when faced with a terminal illness. Hospice care is available for terminally ill people who are no longer seeking curative treatment and whose life expectancy is measured in months rather than years. Our hospice services can be provided at home or in a hospital, nursing home or freestanding facility for patients with any terminal illness such as cancer, heart disease, COPD, renal failure, Alzheimer’s, stroke or AIDS. Most private insurances as well as Medicare, Medicaid and CHAMPUS (military health benefits) cover hospice care.

A Hospice StoryA Hospice Story

Lorraine Hennessey with daughters Teresa, Heidi and Marcia Lorraine Hennessey was a strong supporter of Upland Hills Hospice, since she experienced its benefits during her husband Pat’s death. So it was always a part of her plan for her end-of-life care.



The Hospice Team

The Upland Hills hospice team consists of medical staff and specially trained volunteers who work together to provide the best care for each patient. The team coordinates with a patient’s personal physician and other community agencies and can provide all medications and medical equipment. The hospice team includes:


  • Coordinate a plan of care for each patient and instruct family members in the care and management of the patient
  • Provide comfort through pain and symptom management and emotional support to both the patient and family
  • Provide hands-on care for assessment, intervention and teaching
  • Are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Physician Medical Director

  • Works with the patient’s personal physician and hospice team to approve patients for admission and ensures the most effective care
  • Serves as a liaison with other physicians and is a medical resource for the hospice team

Physician Medical Director

  • Works with the patient’s personal physician and hospice team to approve patients for admission and ensures the most effective care
  • Serves as a liaison with other physicians and is a medical resource for the hospice team

Support Therapist

  • Provides supportive counseling to patients and families to help them come to terms with the dying process and grief issues

Social Worker

  • Counsels patients and families to help them handle social and financial stresses
  • Recommends additional community resources and financial assistance

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

  • Provide personal care for patients
  • Perform light housekeeping tasks

Physical Therapists

  • Work with patients to sustain mobility and relieve pain or discomfort
  • Teach family members to maneuver patients with restricted physical abilities


  • Provides nutritional counseling to help patients build strength


  • Works closely with community clergy to provide spiritual guidance and support as requested

Bereavement Counseling Team

  • Assists families to cope with grief
  • Helps prepare family for managing their loss before death and follows their adjustment for up to 13 months after death
  • Provides information to families and community groups on the grief process, coordinates grief support groups, provides individual grief counseling and makes referrals as needed


  • Offer a wide range of services from companion visits and meals to transportation
  • Assist with bereavement activities
  • Provide special skills in community education, fundraising efforts and hospice library service

Learn more about hospice by reading our Misconceptions about Hospice or calling (608) 930-7210.

Upland Hills HomeCare

At Upland Hills Health, our nurses, aides and therapists can provide effective, high quality and convenient care right in the comfort of your own home through our homecare program. Our complete range of home health services include:

Skilled Nursing Care


  • Instructions and support for patient, family and other caregivers
  • Skilled evaluation and observation
  • Blood drawing
  • Wound care
  • Ostomy and catheter instruction and care
  • Diabetes and insulin instruction
  • Tube feedings (includes registered dietitian consultation)
  • Pain management
  • Care of and instruction in IV medication therapy

Home Health Aides

  • Range of motion exercises
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, walking and limited household tasks

Physical Therapy

  • Exercise rehabilitation programs
  • Equipment and education to help patients adapt to short-term or permanent disabilities
  • Posture and balance training
  • Home therapy programs

Occupational Therapy

  • Assessment of daily living activities (bathing, dressing, preparing meals) and recommendations for home modifications
  • Equipment and education to help patients adapt to short-term or permanent disabilities
  • Home therapy programs

Speech Therapy

  • Diagnostic evaluation and treatment for speech deficiencies and swallowing disorders

Medical Social Worker Consultation

  • Home assessment of psychological and social needs
  • Assistance with using community resources
  • Financial and healthcare planning

These homecare services are available for those of all ages who require skilled care or have medical needs that can be met at home, including:

  • Patients with a skilled need who may have just been released from the hospital
  • Those recovering from surgery

  • Terminally ill patients who are still seeking curative treatment

  • Infants with problems resulting from premature birth or birth defects
  • People with a chronic progressive illness

Homecare services are usually covered by insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits or you can elect to privately pay for services. Call 877-876-2680 for a representative who can help you determine if homecare services are covered under your current plan.

To learn more about Upland Hills Homecare

Please Call 608-930-7210

Does my insurance work with Upland Hills Health?

It’s one of the most common questions our patient financial services experts get.

Most people are surprised to learn that Upland Hills Health works with a wide range of health plan and PPOs. We are an independent, nonprofit healthcare organization, always pursuing additional insurance carriers that service our communities.


Most frequently used insurance plans:

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