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The community’s trusted non-profit hospice since 1981, proudly serving families in Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah Counties.

OUR MISSION

With open hearts and expertise, we serve the seriously ill and those touched by loss.

OUR VISION

Together, we create a community where all people can live fully and die with dignity.

WHEN IS IT TIME?

Hospice is a time to start living purposefully and fully. We encourage families to talk about what they would like to accomplish, what comfort level they need, and what they would like in their surroundings during the journey. Families tell us that they are more assured about the care they give their loved one when a plan is already in place.

We advocate for patient wishes, and can strengthen the peace and acceptance of the process. Our social workers and bereavement team support any family member, at any age, with grief and loss.

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(208) 772-7994

WHY HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO?

As the most experienced hospice in North Idaho, our Hospice team supports you and your family each step of the way.

  • Receive more individualized clinical care with the largest available hospice staff in our area.

    Over 100 skilled employees include two Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Physicians, nearly 50 Nurses, 20 Hospice Aides, and 8 Social Workers. We provide 24-hour care every day of the year.

  • Come into our care easily, knowing that the full extent of services is offered to each person regardless of their ability to pay.

    We are 100% community-owned. Our community strongly supports our extra level of quality care.

  • Be reassured by choosing comfort care that meets your goals.

    Comprehensive care includes emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of the family caregiver and loved one.  ‘Family’ is whomever you consider them to be.

  • Our Promise: we comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, spiritual/religious choice, or sex.

Choose comfort, choose expertise, choose Hospice of North Idaho.

See our stats and browse short stories about people who made a difference, in the Annual Report here! 

CORE VALUES

We provide compassionate and collaborative care believing that every individual deserves expert care, dignity, respect, and comfort at the end of their life.

OUR SERVICES

IN-HOME CARE

Wherever You Call “Home”

Develop a unique plan meeting personal goals and wishes. Whether in a residence or skilled nursing facility, our staff offers holistic support for patients, families, and caregivers along the journey. Choose from any of our specialty-care and volunteer services.

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PALLIATIVE CARE

Receive palliative care in-home or the place you call home while maintaining your choice of health care team and medical treatments.

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SCHNEIDMILLER HOUSE

Built in 2011, the Schneidmiller House began from the community’s vision. North Idaho needed a place of comfort care when with 24-hour nursing support is needed, and where families experience a peaceful home-like setting as an alternative to a hospital setting.

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RESPITE CARE
AT THE SCHNEIDMILLER HOUSE

Family caregivers find added support for their efforts with respite care. Ask your Hospice Nurse about getting expert nursing care for your loved one for up to 5-days per month at the Schneidmiller House.

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SUPPORTIVE CARE

Supportive Care includes social work, counseling, grief and loss, spiritual care and volunteer support.

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REQUEST VOLUNTEER CARE

Our volunteers are thoroughly trained and screened to provide the most individualized hospice care in our community. Talk with your nurse or social worker to request skilled volunteer support in your home, the place you call home, or at the Schneidmiller House.

Respite

Family members providing care often need a short break. Volunteers visit patients in their home to relieve the caregiver for a couple of hours.

Companionship

Companion volunteers make visits, take walks, play games, or read to our patients. Volunteers also help with shopping, errands, and practical household chores.

Pet Therapy

Invite a well-mannered pet to bring you love and joy in your home or place you call home. Let our furry-friends comfort you.  Staying at the Schneidmiller House? Your own pets are allowed to visit if they have a caretaker and are well mannered in our House. Please discuss with our staff ahead of time.

Veterans Recognition & Companionship

Receive unique vet-to-vet support.  Volunteers hold a ceremony presenting a plaque of honor to our veteran patients for their service to our country. Many times, families help celebrate this occasion.

Licensed Massage Therapists

Request gentle relaxation massage promoting peace and wellbeing.  Other healing arts practices may also be available.

Music Therapy

Hospice of North Idaho Singers and musicians are available to sing or play instruments for patients in their home, at the Schneidmiller House, and often at our community bereavement events.

Spiritual Care

Our volunteer spiritual chaplains provide spiritual comfort and companionship to our patients and their families. Volunteers work closely with our Spiritual Care Coordinator who coordinates support of any faith and belief type that our patients choose for themselves.