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Putting Patients and Families First
The staff at Cedar Valley Hospice recognizes that you have a choice when it comes to choosing a hospice to care for your loved one. As a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization; Cedar Valley Hospice puts our patients and families at the forefront of every decision we make. Our experienced and professional staff provide the highest quality, compassionate care while focusing on Making Each Moment Matter for the patient and family.
Cedar Valley Hospice volunteers are an essential part of the care team. They are available to sit and spend time with patients allowing the caregiver to run errands, go to an appointment, or meet a friend for lunch.
Our hospice physician leads the team in developing a plan of care to meet each patient’s specific needs, provides consultation to physicians regarding hospice care, and certifies terminal prognosis as part of the hospice eligibility process.
Our highly trained, professional nurses are experts at providing compassionate care and skilled at managing a patient’s pain and symptoms. They also provide comfort to families by teaching them how to provide the best care for their loved one.
Complimentary therapies, such as music and massage, can also be made available as a part of the plan of care to alleviate symptoms of pain, anxiety and to promote comfort for the patient.
It’s common for people to seek spiritual guidance for comfort at the end-of-life. Our spiritual professionals are available to meet you where you are and provide support to patients/families during this difficult time.
Our Social Workers play a vital role providing care for patients needing care at home. They work closely with the other members of the clinical team providing education and assisting with resources for medical or psychosocial needs.
Hospice aides provide personal care assistance for patient needs including bathing, grooming and linen changes, as well as providing respite for caregivers.
Adult and youth grief counselors are available to support families of our patients and the entire community at no cost. We provide individual meetings, support groups, information and referrals for additional community resources as needed to families and caregivers.
Chief Medical Director
Dr. Michael Deters
Dr. David Hagedorn
Hospice Physician, Waterloo & Grundy Center
Dr. Duane Jasper
Hospice Physician, Independence
Director of Finance
Director of Clinical Services
Director of Human Resources
Director of Marketing
Board of Directors
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.