Hospice services are generally available to patients who have been diagnosed with six or fewer months to live. Patients and their families receive the personal attention of a team of BRMH doctors and nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, and trained volunteers. These compassionate caregivers not only help ease physical pain, but they also provide much-needed psychological, social, and spiritual support to both the patient and family. We are honored to give care, comfort and support for people and families at end-of-life.

For more information, including finding out if we are in your service area, please call our Hospice Office at 715-284-3662.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit our volunteer page to see Hospice volunteer opportunities. 

Our hospice teams can provide the following services to people in their homes:

  • Manage pain and other symptoms
  • Offer support through the emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying
  • Provide medications, medical supplies and equipment
  • Teach family members skills to help them care for their loved one
  • Deliver special services like speech and physical therapy
  • Make short term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home
  • Provide grief support and counseling to family members
  • Run errands and provide transportation
  • Visit and offer companionship
  • Provide assistance with final arrangements

BRMH Hospice and Homecare in Need of Comfort Shawls

Over the years, volunteers have provided hundreds of shawls to help comfort and provide warmth to Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) Hospice and Homecare patients in the Jackson County area. Patients receive a comfort shawl upon entry to the hospice or homecare program. BRMH is once again seeking volunteers who know how to knit or crochet and are interested in helping.

Sue Lindberg, BRMH Homecare-Hospice biller, is coordinating the collection of the shawls and said, "We love being able to provide these shawls and our patients really appreciate them. A slightly bulky yarn made up in the preferred pattern is very soft and comfortable." Patterns are available for printing for private use, from the BRMH website with permission from shawlministry.com.

Completed shawls can be dropped off at:

B-Home Services and Supplies
311 County Highway A
Black River Falls, WI.

Please attach a note with the name and address of who made the shawl. Also, include the number of hours it took to make it. 

Comfort Shawl Patterns



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