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Veteran to Veteran Conversations for Hospice Patients


Veteran to Veteran Conversations for Hospice Patients
Agency:  Hospice Of Mercy
Project Name: Veteran to Veteran Conversations for Hospice Patients
Primary Contact: Mary Clapp, Volunteer Coordinator, (319) 398-6628, (email)
Primary Address: 315 18th Ave.
Hiawatha, IA 52233
(See a map)
Description:

Hospice of Mercy has a community-based program, in partnership with local veterans and veterans' organizations, to provide bedside support and friendship to veterans who might otherwise be alone as they face the end of life. You can provide conversation, companionship, and compassion in this Veteran-to-Veteran hospice program. 

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Hospice Of Mercy
Last updated on October 23, 2013

As we share the journey with you, our team promises to provide a compassionate presence, professional care, education and ongoing support to you and your loved ones.

Description:
Hospice of Mercy provides quality end of life care to people of any age who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Hospice of Mercy staff provide medical, social work, spiritual, massage therapy, music therapy, nutrition, Home Health Aid assistance, and bereavement services to our patients and their families. Volunteers play a vital role in Hospice. Hospice began because a committed group of volunteers saw the need to provide end of life care to patients and to provide support to their families. Hospice volunteers visit patients who live alone and have minimal support from family, provide respite care to the patients' care giver so the care giver can go to needed medical appointments, the grocery store, etc, 11th hour Hospice volunteers sit with a patient who is actively dying, bereavement volunteers assist the bereavment staff with follow up phone calls to families after their loved oone has died, kids group volunteers assist bereavement staff with our kids group that meets the second Sunday of the month in the evening, office volunteers staff the front desk, file, do data entry.

History:
Hospice of Mercy is the second oldest Hospice in Iowa, opening our doors in 1983 to help patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and their families. Since 1983 our staff has grown to include nurses, social workers, chaplains, Home Health Aids, dietician, music therapist, massage therapists, bereavement and over 200 volunteers. In 2007, Hospice of Mercy opened the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, a 12 bed home like facility for Hospice patients who are not able to stay at home. Hospice House has RN's and CNA's 24/7 and social work, Chaplain, massage therapy, volunteers, music therpay and pet therapy are available.

Contact person: Mary Clapp, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Office fax number: (319) 221-8710

Address:
 315 18th Ave
Hiawatha, IA 52233
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.mercycare.org

Directions:

 When driving north on I380 take the Blairsferry Road Exit. Turn left on to Blairsferry Rd. Continue west until you get to 18th Ave. Hiawatha,IA. Make a right on 18th Ave. Hospice of Mercy is down 1/2 block on the. . . (more)
  Nearest Bus Stop: Bliarsferry Rd. and 18th Ave., 5minutes minute walk
Last updated on October 23, 2013

 

 


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