Departments

Bear Paw Hospice

Grief Support Group

For individuals whose lives have been impacted by the death of a loved one. Meets every Tuesday for eight weeks, beginning Tuesday, March 4th. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Conference Room 4a on the 4th Floor. Please contact Sue Phipps at 262-1444 to register.

Bear Paw Hospice is located on the fourth floor of Northern Montana Hospital. Our goal is to offer rest and comfort in the last days of life, with professional and trained volunteer support for patients and their loved ones.

Loving, caring professionals and volunteers provide emotional comfort to help patients live their last days to the fullest. Bear Paw Hospice's interdisciplinary staff includes:

  • Medical Director
  • Hospice Director
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social Worker
  • Chaplain
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Trained volunteers
  • Therapeutic Musician

When possible, family and friends care for the dying at home in familiar surroundings. We work closely with your physician, physical therapists, and Home Medical Equipment to bring in hospital beds, oxygen, bathing aides, and other medical supplies that you may need.

Palliative Care is the medical specialty focused on relief of the pain, stress and other debilitating symptoms of serious illness. The goal is to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for patients and their families.

Grief Support, facilitated by a Social Worker, is offered regularly. Contact the Bear Paw Hospice office at (406) 262-1444 or email genelism@nmhcare.org to register.

Gifts and Memorials to Bear Paw Hospice can be made through the Northern Montana Health Care Foundation office at (406) 262-1410.

For more information about Bear Paw Hospice, please call (406) 262-1444.