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Cedar Valley Hospice Care

When it comes to care for our family and friends, we want the best. Starting a conversation about healthcare options when someone you love has a serious illness is difficult. However, you don't have to take the journey alone. At Cedar Valley Hospice, a team of experts are available to help you and your family cope with an illness and provide education regarding treatment options.

The number one thing we hear from our patients and families is, "I wish we would have called Cedar Valley Hospice sooner."

Is my loved one ready for Hospice?

The presence of one or more of the below symptoms may suggest someone is eligible for hospice.

  • Six month or less diagnosis of a serious illness
  • Weight loss or small or decreased appetite
  • Changes/increased assistance with daily activities (ADLs)
  • Increased hospitalizations or visits to the ER
  • Pain that is more difficult to control
  • Increased infections (upper respiratory, urinary tract, etc.)
  • Decline in mental status 
  • Increased oxygen utilization
  • Increased weakness, fatigue, drowsiness
What services does Hospice provide?

Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits and most private insurance cover the cost of the hospice benefit. Services include: 

  • Access to Cedar Valley Hospice's team of experiences professionals providing in-home care guiding the care plan (doctors, nurses, aides, spiritual care counselors, social workers and volunteers)
  • Symptom management available 24/7, including access to medications and necessary medical equipment (i.e. labwork, hospital beds, lift chairs, oxygen)
  • Education for illness, diagnosis and treatment 
  • Help with care coordination and conflict resolution
  • Improved quality of life and less stress for patient, family and caregivers
  • Access to the area's only Hospice Home for respite care or for short-term pain and symptom management

"Cedar Valley Hospice allowed me to focus on spending quality time with my mom. It was a true blessing to spend the last months of my mom's life just loving on her, having the conversations and not having to worry about anything else." said Clint Whitcome, son. "You need a partner... someone who has experienced this and can guide you, and that's exactly what Cedar Valley Hospice did for our family"

Many people say, "I'm not ready for Hospice..."

Hospice is not only for your final days or weeks - we can provide care for those with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy estimated at 6 months or less. If you still feel hospice is not the right step, we also offer Palliative Care services for those with a serious illness (i.e.) Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Disease, COPD or cancer.

Let us be the entry point for providing relief for you and your family. For a free consultation or referral, please Contact us today at 800.626.2360