Hospice is not a place or a person. It is a way of providing end of life medical and supportive care where a client lives, whether at home, in a nursing facility or hosital. We provide a compassionate presence and specialized knowledge to clients and their loved ones as death draws near. Hospice care begins when a terminally ill person chooses care options based on comfort and symptom relief rather than a cure.
The Heartland Hospice Mission
To provide care for terminally ill clients and their loved ones using extraordinary sensitivity, heroic compassion and aggressive symptom control. Our practice emphasizes meeting the physical, emotional spiritual and bereavement needs of those we serve.
Our team works together to relieve pain, control symptoms, provide support and enhance the quality of life through a range of services and serves a 30 mile radius of Red Oak.
- Client's Physician, Dietician and Registered Nurse work together to alleviate pain and other symptoms, educate the client and loved ones on medications, medical equipment, diet and disease management.
- Hospice Spiritual Counselor assists clients on their spiritual journey providing comfort and support.
- Medical Social Worker may provide guidance on legal matters, community resoources, funeral planning, emotional support and counseling to clients and their loved ones.
- Certified Nursing Assistants provide care needs such as bathing, hair and skin care.
- Trained Volunteers are available for additional support or respite care.
Bereavement care is a major component of Hospice care and includes continuing care and support to a client's family and loved ones following death.
Bereavement services include:
- Mailings and phone calls.
- Memorial Services.
- Love quilts.
- Home visits and referrals.
- Support group, "Journeys". July 29th-September 2nd and September 23rd-October 28th
Heartland Hospice Volunteers
Hospice volunteers can assist hospice clients and their loved ones in many ways.
Volunteer training is provided with ongoing support from the hospice team members and other experienced volunteers. We are worth your time and effort. We offer you the training and support to become involved and make a meaningful contribution to clients and their loved ones during and after a terminial illness.
Exchange a little time for a lot of satisfaction. To learn more about becoming a Hospice volunteeer contact us at 712-623-7194.
Referrals for services may be received from anyone and all inquiries about services are welcome. Physicians will be contacted prior to acceptance into our programs.
Payment for Services
If criteria are met, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration and private insurances can be billed for services.
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