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Honor the every day.

Commonheart Hospice

We’re humbled and grateful to share in the meaningful moments that come with a family’s end-of-life journey. We know you have more concerns than you can count. We’re here to help you through this. Our hospice team provides compassionate healthcare, emotional and spiritual support, bereavement counseling and end-of-life services focused on the comfort and well-being of terminally ill individuals and their families.

Hospice Services

Commonheart Hospice utilizes a team approach to each person’s care, with the patient and family being the primary focus in developing an individualized careplan that best meets their needs and wishes. We begin by providing a free, no obligation evaluation. From there, the Hospice team; consisting of the patient’s physician, Hospice physician, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Certified Nurse Assistants and Volunteers work closely to assure that everything we do focuses on promoting comfort and meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Each member of our Hospice team is thoroughly screened and trained to deliver professional, compassionate care. We are committed to helping each person enjoy each day to its fullest potential, making memories that will be cherished for a life time.

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Who is eligible for hospice?

Anyone with a terminal illness and an anticipated life expectancy of six months or less and a care plan focused on comfort rather than a cure.

Who pays for hospice?

The Medicare and Medicaid Hospice benefits cover expenses related to life-limiting conditions. Most insurance plans cover some or all of the expenses related to hospice. Even if you don’t have insurance, we can help. Marquardt Hospice never turns anyone away for an inability to pay.

Hear from families we’ve been honored to serve.

Dear Hospice Staff, Thank you so much for the care you showed to our Mom…her life may have ended, but her love is eternal.
Words can’t even describe how much we appreciate everything you did for our family. We knew she was in good hands and it made her passing a little easier for the family. All our love!
It is difficult to find words to express the work of our mother’s Hospice team. Without their professionalism and compassion, our mother would have never been able to live out her life where she wanted to be in the home she loved surrounded by her family. The support and services she was provided will forever be appreciated and never forgotten.
Our family has now put him to rest and we are reflecting on how thankful we were to keep him at home with Commonheart Hospice for over four months. We worked together as a team, you, Melinda, Lindsay, Kelly, Angie and others that provided the best personal care and love to comfort both him and our family. His pinning ceremony was especially memorable for all of us. Thank you, Melinda! Thank you all for this beautiful hospice experience.
Words can never adequately express my gratitude to you and all those caregivers from Hospice for your loving, compassionate, professional care you all gave to my Mom…I know that God has placed you in this nursing position for His glory-you allow His love to shine through you. Thank you for this! May God continue to bless you as you care for the dying and their families.

Last Wishes Program

Because of generous donations, Commonheart is able to coordinate personalized events for our families to fulfill their last wishes. Our team works closely with families to discover what gives them joy. The Marquardt team then arranges the transportation, tickets and whatever accommodations are needed so that patients and families are able to spend quality time together, creating memories and sharing love.


Through our Last Wishes Program we are able to help create special memories for our hospice patients and their families. We recently granted wishes for two people to watch a golf tournament while two others chose to attend a Major League Baseball game. In addition to coordinating the events, the foundation paid for specialized medical transportation. Commonheart's team arranged for the individuals and their families to attend a Milwaukee Brewers games and attend The American Family Steve Stricker Golf Tournament held at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. Without this program providing the specialized transportation and event coordination, these memories would not have been possible. 

If you would like to donate to this program, please contact us.

Volunteer Opportunities

Although our hospice team is made up of extraordinary nurses and caregivers, counselors and social workers, we know we can’t do it alone. We need the help of volunteers like you. Helping someone through their end-of-life journey is one of the most courageous and impactful gifts you can give.

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Call Commonheart at (844) 206-4930 or use this form to send us an email.

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Commonheart Home Health and Hospice is a service of Illuminus, a not-for-profit organization that is a faith-based community open for all, sponsored by the Western District of the Moravian Church, who have proudly provided a tradition of caring since 1969.

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ILLUMINUS

2979 Triverton Pike Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711
(844) 206-4930
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