Hospice is not about shortening life. Hospice is about giving patients and families the strength to choose how to live life with the most quality. When a cure is no longer possible, hospice provides a team approach to care for patients and families in the familiar surroundings of their own home or residence, including nursing homes.
Hospice is provided with a holistic team approach. Included in this care: patients, family members or loved ones, skilled nurses, home care aides, social worker, chaplain, music therapist, massage therapist, volunteers, physical or occupational or speech therapy, pharmacist, dietitian and a hospice medical director and/or personal physician.
Hospice provides medical equipment delivered to your home and covers medications related to the primary illness.
Hospice is available through Medicare Part A, Medicaid and most private insurance policies.
Hospice care does not end when a patient passes on. Communication continues for at least 13 months following the death of a loved one. Personal contact, periodic mailings and “The Healing Journey” are some of the grief support offered. “Puppy Haven” is a class available for children who have suffered a loss. Call 712-464-4238 for more information about these classes available to the community
Hospice is a choice, when there is no longer a cure, and to have the most quality of life available.
For more information on Hospice please call 712-464-4201 or 800-262-2614 ext 4201.