We understand how important it is for a hospice patient to live with comfort and dignity. Through skilled nursing care, counseling, support and education, we help patients and families live each day with meaning and purpose. Carris Health – Rice Hospice is OAHS’ partner for providing hospice services to the area.


Hospice care at Carris Health – Rice Hospice features the following:

  • Compassionate care that focuses on the patient and family as a unit
  • Convenient care that allows us to meet your needs in your own home so that you can stay where you’re most comfortable
  • Support services that may include:
    • Education
    • Pain and symptom management
    • Palliative care
    • Support and respite for caregivers
    • Free grief and bereavement follow-up for 13 months following the death of a loved one
    • Complementary therapies and special programs including music, healing touch, massage therapy, Canine Care for the Journey and the Sentimental Journey program
  • A team comprised of various specialists (physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, massage therapists, hospice volunteers, home health aides and rehabilitation therapists) that address a wide range of needs
  • Partnership with We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs, to ensure that we care for veterans in a manner that’s appropriate and customized


Lacy Thymian, RN is the coordinator for Hospice Services for Ortonville. Lacy can be reached at 320-839-4124. For further information on Hospice Services, please visit the CentraCare Hospice website.

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