Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Contact Cedar Valley Hospice for Hospice Care

Don't wait to contact Cedar Valley Hospice

“I wish we would have called Cedar Valley Hospice sooner” is the most common regret we hear. However, it is regret that can be prevented. The more the general public is educated on what hospice is (and isn’t) and how it not only focuses on the patient but on their family as well, the more we can prevent the regret that comes with wishing a call to Cedar Valley Hospice had been made sooner. Let’s start with the basics.

What is hospice care?

Hospice is a special kind of care focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care treats the person rather than the disease, focusing on the quality of life rather than the quantity of life. It works to ensure that a patient’s remaining days are “good days.” By providing care in a patient’s home, nursing home, assisted living facility or wherever they are comfortable, we focus on keeping their quality of life as high as possible.

Hospice care isn’t just for patients.

Cedar Valley Hospice doesn’t only include services for the patient. Cedar Valley Hospice provides  social, emotional and spiritual support for patient family members and friends. Cedar Valley Hospice also offers resources on death, dying and grief to community groups, organizations and businesses.

What happens after a Cedar Valley Hospice patient dies?

Your relationship with Cedar Valley Hospice doesn’t end when your loved one dies. Grief support services at Cedar Valley Hospice are offered free of charge to family members and friends of Cedar Valley Hospice patients, as well as members of the community..Grief support groups, grief counseling and bereavement mailings are just some of the ways we can help you through the death of a loved one and adjust to your new life. For children who are grieving, the Eucalyptus Tree program offers some great programs catered to the unique grieving style of children.

To make a referral to Cedar Valley Hospice, or for more information, please call 319.272.2002.

 

The New CVHospice.org: A Website Walkthrough

The new Cedar Valley Hospice website home page

We are very excited about the recent launch of our new website. The project was undertaken in order to serve the members of our community better.

We wanted to give you a walkthrough of our new website, complete with visuals, to give you a better understanding of where you can find what you’re looking for. To follow along, simply open a new browser window or tab and go to cvhospice.org.

Patients and Family Members

There are several pages for patients and family members. From the home page, you can learn more about any of our services by hovering over the “Our Services” tab and selecting a service from that menu. 


You can also select the “I’m a Patient or Family Member” button on the home page, which takes you to an area that includes information about why you should choose Cedar Valley Hospice, hospice myths and FAQs, and an online form to make a referral to Cedar Valley Hospice. 

Medical Professionals

If you are a physician and are considering Cedar Valley Hospice for a patient, you can make a referral straight from our home page by selecting the “Refer a Patient” button at the top of the page.

You can also access physician resources by selecting the “I’m a Medical Professional” button on the home page. From there, you will be able to select from a menu of beneficial resources to help you speak to your patients about hospice, know when you should refer a patient to Cedar Valley Hospice.

Volunteers and Donors

There are many different ways to help Cedar Valley Hospice. Volunteering and making a donation are two ways to be involved. If you are interested in making a donation, simply select the “DONATE NOW” button at the top of our home page. You can also select “Donate” by hovering over the “Get Involved” tab. Prospective volunteers can select the “Volunteer” option under “Get Involved” or select the “I want to Donate or Volunteer” button on the home page and then fill out the volunteer form. A Cedar Valley Hospice staff member will contact you as soon as we receive your request.

These are just a few areas of our site. Please feel free to navigate through the site to see all that Cedar Valley Hospice has to offer. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us today!