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Cedar Valley Hospice Home

Hospice Home

One of the goals of Cedar Valley Hospice is to ensure patients can live in their own home, where surroundings are familiar and loved ones are near. However, there may be times when this is not possible. Admission to the Hospice Home may be required to control pain and symptoms or to allow a loved one a break from caregiving. At the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, at whatever hour you come, you will find peace, love and human kindness.

Hospice Home Care
Trained nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at this six-bedroom facility located in Waterloo. Patients come for short-term inpatient care or respite care.

Short-term patient stays (typically 3-5 days) provide pain and symptom management or other skilled nursing needs.

Patients may also visit the Hospice Home for respite care. This stay provides family members temporary relief from caregiving or time to attend out-of-town functions.

Short-term residential stay is also available.

All aspects of the Hospice Home, from gently curved hallways to special amenities, create a home-like atmosphere:
• 24-hour nursing care
• Computer/Internet access
• Master bedroom setting complete with television, DVD player, couch, and large windows
• Guest bathroom
• 24-hour visitation
• Home-cooked meals for patients
• Kitchen and dining area for family use
• Patio & outdoor garden
• Children's playroom
• Therapies

Amenities
The Hospice Home gardens offer beauty and tranquility that complement the character of the Hospice Home. Patients and families find enjoyment and inspiration from the garden. They also celebrate important family events such as graduations, showers and birthdays in this special place.

Patient rooms are furnished like personal bedrooms to create a soothing atmosphere. Low-set windows open the rooms to sunshine, warmth, and a glimpse of nature.

The Solace Room is a peaceful place for families to gather for a quiet moment with loved ones or to relax with a good book.

A playroom creates a welcoming environment for young visitors. A fully equipped guest kitchen always has fresh-baked cookies for visitors.

Paying for services
Care at the Hospice Home is available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies cover the costs of hospice care. Community and donor contributions provide care for those who cannot pay and for any costs not covered by insurers.

Online Hospice Home Tour

A major goal of hospice care is to be able to provide care in a patient’s home - where they are most comfortable and at ease. When this isn’t possible, admission to the Cedar Valley Hospice Home can be used to help ease pain and other symptoms, as well as to allow a loved one a break from care. Whenever you come to the Hospice Home and for whatever reason, you will always be greeted by compassion and kindness.

The Hospice Home has been an important part of the plan of care for so many of Cedar Valley Hospice’s patients. The 24-hour hospice care and amenities of the Hospice Home create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort and have made a lasting impact on the family members and friends of patients.

We encourage you to take an online tour of the Hospice Home to see it for yourself.