Making Each Moment Matter

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The Koala bear coming to the hospital meant so much to our grandchildren. I would recommend Hospice to anyone and always give memorials to their cause. A fabulous caring organization!

- Jeanie Balthazor, patient family member.

Hospice Care


The focus of the Cedar Valley Hospice team of compassionate professionals is the comfort and care of each patient. A team of doctors, nurses, social workers, aides, spiritual counselors, and volunteers listens to the specific needs of each patient and their family members. Care is provided in the patient home, nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital, or the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Hospice Aide Services

Hospice aides provide personal care assistance to patients including bathing, grooming, and linen changes.

Social and Emotional Support

Social workers listen to the goals and needs of each patient, their family members, and loved ones. Assistance with family life issues may include coordinating community health resources, emotional support, and assuring end-of-life wishes are fulfilled.

Spiritual Support

Cedar Valley Hospice supports the patient and family personal beliefs and choice of faith. Chaplain visits are based on the patient's wants and needs, in partnership with the church of their choice.

Volunteer Support

Volunteers are available to maintain a sense of normalcy and quality of life. They offer companionship, relief for the caregiver, run errands, shop, or provide transportation to appointments.

Caregiver Support

Caregivers receive support from the staff and volunteers on the Cedar Valley Hospice care team. They will make visits to coach and teach hands-on care, provide information about medications and equipment, offer support in making decisions and sharing feelings. Respite care is offered at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home and all contracted hospitals to provide temporary relief from care giving.

Hospice staff can be contacted 24-hours a day, seven days a week should a problem or concern arise or to admit a patient.

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Contact Info
  • Waterloo - Central Office
    800-617-1972 | 319-272-2002

  • Waverly
    877-485-7081 | 319-352-1274

  • Grundy Center
    888-878-3868 | 319-824-3868

  • Hospice Home
    319-272-1771

  • Independence
    888-273-8957 | 319-334-6960

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"I learned I could get grief counseling at Cedar Valley Hospice although we never got to enter hospice. From my experience on a CISD team I knew I needed help. I walked into the office and was able to get one-on-one counseling. The counseling was extremely beneficial…"

- Gary Stratton,
husband of Maxine and former firefighter/EMT who often transported patients to the Hospice Home.