This Year's Project: Grief and Growth Support
About Our Organization
Founded in 1981, Hospice of Siouxland has a 35+ year tradition as the premier provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families. We offer an extensive array of care services and have a strong collaboration with area physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, other health care providers, churches and the community.
Current Project: Grief and Growth Support
Grief and Growth is a six week program, administered twice a year, designed for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one through illness or accident. The program provides group support within an educational format. Each week provides a speaker presentation as well as a small group session with others who have experienced similar grief.
Grief is a normal and painful response to the loss of a loved one. This grief may seem overwhelming and at times the feelings you have are difficult to work through alone. Grief and Growth cannot magically take away your pain, but the support you gain can validate your feelings and offer comort and consoltation.
There is no cost to attend Grief and Growth. This program is financially supported by fundraising contributions.
Palliative Care Project
Palliative Care is a service provided by Hospice of Siouxland for patients that need additional symptom management, but may not be terminally ill. Our Palliative Care Team is a group of professionals who help coordinate and manage the needs of the patient and family to prevent and avoid crisis, while providing the peace-of-mind having on-call availability 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week if questions or problems arise. Through use of Siouxland Palliative Care, families can be strengthened, patient hospitalizations can be minimized and nursing home admissions reduced. How is Palliative Care beneficial? They provide consistent communication with the physician to help monitor the patient and family. They provide compassionate nursing care for pain and symptom management and education on the disease process, treatment choices, and how to care for a loved one at home. They provide social workers to ensure available community resources and services such as financial, emotional and educational support are being utilized. Spiritual comfort and support are provided through home clergy visits. Trained volunteers provide companionship for the patient and relief for the family. Palliative care can be administered in the home, hospital, extended care facility, or nursing home. Your funding will help provide Palliative Care services for individuals that do not have insurance coverage and/or can not afford private pay. Our goal is to increase the amount of patients utilizing this service, which will require extra funding to support.