Services - Greater Regional Hospice
Greater Regional Hospice - Your Local Hospice - Serving the Region since 1981.
Why is Hospice Care important?
When a person becomes terminally ill, there is a time when curative care is no longer an option. This does not mean the patient is symptom-free or pain-free. Hospice care can be important comfort care when death is inevitable.
The hospice philosophy of care recognizes death as a final stage of life. It seeks to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free state with other symptoms managed so their last days may be spent with dignity surrounded by loved ones.
However, hospice is not just for the dying. It is a unique and holistic approach to care, focusing on the needs of the patient and the family. A multidisciplinary team consisting of a nurse, social worker, physician, volunteers, homemakers, home health aides, dietician, pharmacists, and chaplain works together 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family are met. Whether you are the patient or the patient’s close friend, parent, spouse, daughter, son, sister, brother or grandchild, Greater Regional Hospice will serve you in this time of need, and after.
Greater Regional Hospice typically provides care in the comfort of one’s own home or the home of a close family member. In this environment, the patient experiences less stress and anxiety because of familiarity with their surroundings. Greater Regional Hospice also provides hospice services for patients in the hospital, assisted living, nursing facility and the Greater Regional Hospice Home.
Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor and Union County. One advantage of our program is continuity of care and staff between our home care and hospice care team. Regardless of the level of care you need, our staff can follow you to meet your continuity of care needs.
In 2006 Greater Regional Healthcare Foundation embarked on a successful capital campaign to build Greater Regional Hospice Home. Individuals, businesses and communities throughout southwest Iowa and from across the United States pledged to the campaign, securing commitments for $1.5 million to build the home in only a year’s time. The Foundation broke ground for the hospice home in September 2007 and construction was completed in October 2008.
The home features private suites for patients and families, a complete family kitchen, meditation room, children’s play areas and whirlpool therapy spa for patient care. These patient and family-centered spaces were specially designed for hospice patients and their families.
The Greater Regional Hospice Home is the only home of its kind in the region.
For more information about Greater Regional Hospice, please call 641-782-3528 or 1-888-424-0485.
Greater Regional Hospice offers grief and bereavement support services for anyone in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. For more information on bereavement support services, please call: