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Hospice

Caring for the community for over 35 years

Hospice of Crossing Rivers Health is a philosophy of care whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families faced with a terminal illness.

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Our team of specialists

The hospice team works closely with patients and families to identify what their personal goals are and are dedicated to help achieve these.

Attending physician

The attending physician consults with the hospice team to plan care.

Registered nurses

  • Coordinate the plan of care.
  • Teach and supervise home management of the patient.
  • Provide nursing care as often as necessary, including emergency visits when needed.

Hospice medical director

The hospice medical director attends interdisciplinary team meetings and provides guidance to the team regarding the patient's plan of care.

Social workers

  • Assist with Advance Directives planning.
  • Access community and financial resources.
  • Provide counseling, support and guidance to the patient and family.

Spiritual Caregiver

The spiritual caregiver provides spiritual support of all faiths for patients and families in coordination with the patient's own pastor, priest, or spiritual healer.

Hospice homecare aids

Hospice homecare aides assist with personal cares and occasional light housekeeping duties.

Alternative therapy volunteers

Alternative therapy volunteers provide relaxation techniques such as Reiki, massage, music and pet therapy.

Trained volunteers

Trained volunteers give support to hospice patients and their family members by offering a listening ear, a caring heart and a helping hand.

Grief support groups

Grief support groups provide support and counseling for family members, along with periodic calls/mailings, to help cope with grief following loss.

Hospice Volunteer Training


Crossing Rivers Hospice provides support and peace at the end of life’s journey, creating a caring environment where family and friends can say goodbye. Specially trained registered nurses are available 24/7.

Hospice is provided in a variety of settings including private homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and for short-term purposes, at area hospitals.

Bereavement support continues for families for up to 13 months after the passing of their loved one.

Awards & Recognition

Hospice Honors Logo

Crossing Rivers Health Hospice is a proud recipient of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Hospice Honors award from Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality, as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

Service area

Crossing Rivers Health Hospice program serves the southwest Wisconsin communities throughout Crawford County, along with portions of Grant, Vernon and Richland counties in Wisconsin, as well as portions of northeast Iowa, including Clayton and Allamakee counties.


Hear from our patients

John and Margaret's Story

John Wachter’s adoration for his late wife Margaret is evident- well past the last breath of life. John best describes their love as true and genuine, standing the test of time- 63 years to be exact –as well as the trials and tribulations of life. Because of the support provided by Crossing Rivers Health Hospice, enduring “the most painful of cancers”, pain-free, was possible for Margaret. She and her family were able to spend quality time, comfortably at home, on the family farm. Hear John share their story.

Read John and Margaret's Story


A Tribute To The Care Provided By Crossing Rivers Health Hospice To Kenneth Johnson LD

A Tribute to the Care of Kenneth Johnson

Ruth Ann Johnson and her family share their experiences with Crossing Rivers Health Hospice in caring for Ken Johnson.

Read Ruth Ann's Story


Going Home In Remembrance Of Gladys Brown Crossing Rivers Health Hospice In Prairie Du Chien Wisconsin

Going Home: In Remembrance of Gladys Brown

Read the journey of Gladys Brown as written by her daughter Barb Baxter and family. After receiving a Stage 4 Bone Cancer diagnosis, Gladys received care from Crossing Rivers Health Hospice.

Read Barb's Story

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