Hospice Care & Family Support Services

Our hospice program offers coordinated services to terminally ill patients and their families in their chosen environment. Physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care are available from a medically directed interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurses, therapists, home health aides, social workers, pastors, and volunteers.

Physician/Nursing Care
• Physician-directed care coordinated by a registered nurse on the hospice team
• Skilled nursing visits for pain control and symptom management
• Instruction on patient care to family and caregivers
• Nursing care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Home Health Aide Service
• Assist family with personal care of the patient
• Help the family with household duties Music Therapy
• Music therapy is provided to patients based on each individual’s needs. A board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) designs sessions using patients’ preferred music to reduce pain and restlessness, provide emotional support, social support, and encourage communication. Family members are welcome to be involved as music therapy can spark the sharing of memories or create comforting memories of final days together.

Social Work
• Provide individual and family support to help patients and families adjust to changes created by illness.
• Help patient and family members get resources necessary to care for the patient at home
• Provide information and guidance when patients can no longer stay in their home
• Work with family and children to help them understand and cope with the expected loss
• Serve as a liaison between the family’s pastor and the hospice team

Bereavement Support
Hospice provides a 13-month follow-up for families through:
• Individual and family counseling
• Informative mailings on grief
• Bereavement support group sessions
• Annual Memorial Service
• Volunteer support for survivors

Pastoral Care
• Spiritual support is provided directly to patients and families who request it through their family pastor or the hospice chaplain Volunteer Support
• Visit with the patient, allowing the family time to take care of themselves or attend other activities
• Run errands for the family, assist with chores and meal preparation

To be eligible for hospice care, certain requirements must be met:
• Written order from a physician
• Patient has a terminal illness and is not undergoing curative treatment
• A primary caregiver in the home
• Patient lives in the hospice service area

Sioux Center Health Hospice and Home Care do not discriminate as to age, race, religion, sex, nationality, color, handicap, or the ability to pay.

Sioux Center Health’s Hospice program is a licensed and certified provider of hospice care. Services are typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance carriers. Sioux Center Health’s Hospice program will provide services regardless of ability to pay.

Donations to Sioux Center Health’s Hospice program can take the form of restricted and unrestricted gifts and memorial contributions and bequests. Donations are tax-deductible. To carry out our goals, we rely on the support of concerned individuals, corporations, businesses, and churches.

We are committed to providing care to people during the final stage of life’s journey. Hospice care does not seek to cure, does not seek to hasten or prolong, but offers comfort and support for patients and families focused on enhancing the quality of remaining life.

For admission information, call Sioux Center Health Hospice and Home Care office at (712) 722-8108.