Care & Support

We are honored to once again have been voted Best of the Best by YOU! We are committed to the highest quality expert care, and you acknowledge our important work by voting Cedar Valley Hospice Best of the Best in the following categories:


– Best Hospice Care

– Best In-Home Care

– Best Youth Program (Eucalyptus Tree Program)

– Best Large Company to Work For

– Best Boss (Michaela Vandersee, CPA, Executive Director)


Thanks to all who voted for us. We are grateful for your continued support! We will continue to carry out our mission to “Enrich lives with Knowledge, Respect and Compassionate Care” for our families in the Cedar Valley. 

Drone shot of the new Cedar Valley Hospice Waterloo Support Center.
Cedar Valley Hospice
Best of the Best Winner: Best Hospice, Best In-Home Care, Best Large Company

Cedar Valley Hospice is the area’s original and premier hospice agency, serving families since 1979. We are proud to offer exceptional support to individuals facing a life-limiting illness and their families throughout 15 counties in northeast Iowa. We offer a variety of services including hospice, palliative care, grief support for adults and children for the entire community and confidential case management through CASS for persons living with HIV.

Quincy Koala
Eucalyptus Tree Program
Best of the Best Winner: Best Youth Program

The Eucalyptus Tree Program provides no cost grief support to youth ages 3-17 – no Cedar Valley Hospice affiliation required. We know the death of a loved one is hard on those of all ages, this program offers activities to promote trust, healing, and resilience in a place safe for youth to express their feelings. The Eucalyptus Tree Program also provides support sessions for the entire family, schools and wherever there’s a need. 

Michaela Vandersee
Michaela Vandersee
Best of the Best Winner: Best Boss

Michaela Vandersee, CPA, is the executive director for Cedar Valley Hospice. She’s worked within the organization for over 23 years, first as the director of finance for nearly 16 years and then as the executive director for the past 7. During that time, she has helped Cedar Valley Hospice earn the National Gallup Exceptional Workplace award 4 consecutive years and the Courier’s Employer of Choice honor for multiple years. 

To learn more about how we can help you or your loved one, please call 319.272.2002 or 800.626.2360.

Have a Referral?

Anyone can refer a friend or family member to Cedar Valley Hospice. Simply complete and submit the form below to get started. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 800.626.2360.

Your support is
what inspires us

Enriching lives in the Cedar Valley is at the forefront of our mission. We are experts in providing hospice and palliative care, grief support and providing additional services for those with life changing diagnoses. As a not-for-profit organization, your gifts make our mission possible!

Become a Volunteer!

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. From visiting patients to helping with events, they perform a number of different roles that are vital to helping us carry out our mission.

Healthcare Partner Resources

We offer multiple resources for physicians and healthcare clinicians dealing with serious diagnosis and end-of-life related topics as well as an easy online patient referral form. Connect with us today!