HOMEWARD Hospice provides care and support for terminally ill patients so that they may die peacefully, pain-free and symptom-free.
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Our Team Approach
A special endowment of the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation supports the ongoing operation of the Hospice House, and helps to ensure that valuable services will be available to serve patients well into the future.
Hospice is a Medicare benefit and is covered by most insurance for individuals with a terminal diagnosis of six months or less to live. No referral is needed to consult with a HOMEWARD professional to determine whether a patient fits the hospice criteria. However, a physician referral is required to begin hospice services.
We use a team approach to address the medical, social, spiritual, psychological and emotional needs of patients, caregivers and families. Our hospice nurses, therapists and dedicated volunteers are specially trained in the various aspects of end-of-life care. Hospice services are offered through:
Home Based Hospice
Hospice staff visits the patient wherever he or she may be, whether at home, in the hospital or in a nursing home. Our home-based hospice care serves Ames and a 50-mile radius around it.
Israel Family Hospice House
Located in Ames, the Israel Family Hospice House offers a peaceful setting for those who prefer to receive care outside of their own home. The facility has 12 private rooms, which are large enough to accommodate family members. The Israel Family Hospice House also provides respite care for patients should their caregiver get sick or need a break.
HOMEWARD Hospice also offers:
- Bereavement support, either one-on-one or in a group setting
- Family counseling
For more information about HOMEWARD Hospice or Israel Family Hospice House, call 515-956-6000.
- Help finding financial support and connecting to other resources
- Community education in living wills and advance directives
- Caregiver support and education