A homelike setting surrounded by nature where patients and families receive compassionate care.


About the Hospice House

Nestled on 13 acres of beautiful woodlands on the southwestern edge of rural Rochester, Minnesota, the Seasons Hospice House is a tranquil environment in a homelike setting. Housing eight private bedrooms, each patient room has a lovely view of the expansive green lawn surrounded by pine, oak, and maple trees. The common areas of the house are spacious, allowing families and friends to gather. A family room and kitchenette are available for visiting families and patients. The Seasons Hospice House was built in 1952 as the family home of Dr. Ed and Mrs. Winnie Donoghue, and was converted to the Seasons Hospice House in 1997 as the first Medicare-certified hospice facility in Minnesota.

Admissions to the Hospice House are available seven days per week by contacting Seasons Hospice at 507-285-1930.

The staff at the Hospice House was so welcoming to dad, mom, and the entire family, that we will never be able to fully express our gratitude.
— Dan, Family Member

Seasons Hospice House


Available Services at the House

Residential hospice services

  • private room

  • accessible bath facilities

  • 24-hour nursing care

  • meals and snacks as desired

  • medication administration

  • assistance with personal care

  • nurse call system

  • telephone service

  • cable television and wireless internet access

Patients have access to

  • services provided by Seasons Hospice

  • social workers

  • music and massage therapists

  • spiritual support from staff chaplains

  • grief support for patients and loved ones

Volunteers visits

  • hospitality

  • cooking

  • patient visits

  • pet therapy dog and miniature horse teams

  • volunteer veterans who come to honor the service of our veteran patients.

  • the Seasons Hospice medical director regularly visits patients at the Hospice House.

We are very grateful for your kind and attentive care of our beloved mom. The house is a perfect way to bring family together to stay and be with their loved one in the end days.
— Jan, Daughter

How is Care Paid for?

Payment for residential hospice care varies for each person, although room and board is primarily the responsibility of the patient. The Seasons Hospice staff can help patients and family determine payment specifics as they relate to their particular situation. Financial assistance may be available to assist with the cost of room and board.  

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