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We Honor Veterans

At Cedar Valley Hospice we focus on providing comfort and support at the end of life. Each patient’s needs are different and so are their stories. This is especially true for those who have served in the military.  Our veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and now as many of them face the end of life, it is our duty to treat them like the heroes they are and care for them with the dignity they deserve.

Because these heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service – particularly at the end of life’s journey – Cedar Valley Hospice further made the commitment to become a partner of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s “We Honor Veterans” program.

Kevin Dill, a Waterloo resident and Marine and Army veteran, saw this firsthand when his father, Jack, also a vet, was on our program.

“The day my father passed, I could see in his eyes that he was at peace,” said Dill. “Just watching the unconditional love this team of professionals from Cedar Valley Hospice showed my father was amazing. All their employees have servant hearts.  They never seemed tired or frustrated, regardless of what family they were helping that day.”

At Cedar Valley Hospice, we recognize a patient’s military service and are there to listen and support. Many of our veteran volunteers are partnered with military patients to help provide support and comraderie. We help connect people with the Veteran’s Administration for benefits or services if eligible and make sure they know their service is appreciated.

It is often amazing how the perfect patriotic quilt makes its way into the hands of a Cedar Valley Hospice veteran and how much joy those quilts bring to someone who is ill and to their families that care for them.

For more information on how Cedar Valley Hospice’s team of experts can help your loved one, call 319.272.2002.