Hospice House offers a home-like setting for patients and their families. Hospice House provides three levels of care.
Acute care: The Hospice House provides 24/7 skilled nursing care for patients who are rapidly declining or where the medical condition requires skilled care.
Respite care: A five-day stay is available under Medicare, Medicaid and some insurance to allow family members a respite from caregiving.
Residential care: If hospice care at home isn’t possible, Hospice House provides residential care. Most insurance covers the hospice care at Hospice House. Patients are responsible for a $300 daily room and board cost.
Visit Hospice House
224 Elk St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Hospice House welcomes patients and families considering hospice care. Please call in advance for an appointment.
Visits by family members and friends are welcome at the patient’s discretion. Friends can send mail, flowers and Mylar balloons.
Since opening in 2007, Hospice House has offered home-like amenities, care and comfort for patients and their families.
Private rooms are 24 feet by 15 feet and include a single bed for a guest.
Each private room has a deck or a patio. Low windows offer beautiful views from the pillow.
Families and friends can gather and relax in the great room.
Chapel and library
A chapel room and library are open for reflection, reading or work.
Family members can use the shared kitchen. Patients order meals off menus from Rapid City Regional Hospital.
A guest room is available for families who wish to spend an evening at Hospice House.
Support and Counseling Services Offered
Support and Counseling Services offers services for patients and family members. Staff members make contact with hospice families for at least a year following the death of their loved one. A free support group is open to those who have lost a loved one. For more information, call Support and Counseling Services, (605) 719-7722.
Be a Hospice Volunteer
Volunteers play a special and important role in hospice care. A volunteer’s visit may be the single most important event in that patient or family member's day. The primary duty of the volunteer is to provide practical help with caring, warmth and understanding. Volunteers also assist with clerical and office support.
Request a volunteer application
(For all Hospice inquiries and information)
(605) 755-HOME (4663)
Hospice volunteer coordinator
Support and Counseling Services