Hospice House

Live Well at Home. Nurses, therapists, aides and other specialists work as a team to promote independent living and rehabilitation.

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. 

Comfortable rooms 

Private rooms are 24 feet by 15 feet and include a single bed for a guest.

Gorgeous views 

Each private room has a deck or a patio. Low windows offer beautiful views from the pillow.

Great room 

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.

Shared kitchen

Family members can use the shared kitchen. Patients order meals off menus from Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Guest room

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  

Call (605) 755-7710
Email HospiceVolunteer@regionalhealth.org
Print a volunteer application and return to: 
RCRH Volunteer Services 
353 Fairmont Blvd. 
Rapid City, SD 57701

Contact us 

(For all Hospice inquiries and information)
(605) 755-HOME (4663)

Hospice director 
(605) 755-7725 

Hospice supervisor 
(605) 755-7721

Hospice volunteer coordinator 
(605) 755-7729 

Hospice House
(605) 755-7780

Support and Counseling Services 
(605) 719-7722