Training and Support for Caregivers So They Feel Safe and Prepared

Being a caregiver for a loved one with a serious illness is not easy. We provide training and support to our patients’ families so they can feel comfortable remaining at home. Cedar Valley Hospice also offers additional support for caregivers, including respite care, grief support and volunteer assistance. Call us anytime with questions at 800.626.2360.

Respite Care

It’s important for caregivers to take care of themselves, even as they’re caring for a loved one. Respite care from Cedar Valley Hospice can provide short-term relief for three to five days at a time and is available at the Hospice Home.

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Grief Support

Cedar Valley Hospice offers grief support services to anyone in the community, including caregivers, who are grieving a loved one’s death or life-limiting diagnosis. We offer many open and closed support groups in addition to individual counseling. Discussion topics are established based on the individual or group’s needs, but may include: emotional regulation and management, remembering your loved one, knowing when to ask for help, self-care, and more.

Volunteer Assistance 

Trained volunteers from Cedar Valley Hospice are available to help caregivers and patients in a variety of ways, including:

  • Run Errands (pharmacy, post office, etc.)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Temporarily relieve the caregiver from their duties
  • Offer compassionate companionship

If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving caregiver support, contact Cedar Valley Hospice, or call 319.272.2002, today to learn how we can help.

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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 allows us to provide expert care for all

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!