- Cedar Falls, IA 506137009 Nordic DrSuite 110
Primary Services:Hospice Care
Our promise is to be a trusted caregiver so you and your family can focus on the time you have together. If you have questions, call us or use the contact form on this page. We are here to help you with well-informed hospice decisions.
- 24/7 access to care
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and symptom control centered around patient and family goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Physical therapy, dietary counseling and other therapy services
- Medical social services
- Spiritual care and support
- Hospice aides to help with the tasks of daily living
- Pre-bereavement and ongoing grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence.
Hospice is a fully covered Medicare benefit.
Coverage includes nurses, other caregivers, medicines, supplies and equipment, with no out-of-pocket expenses for the hospice diagnosis.
Patricia Christy BSN RN CHPCA is the executive director for our Eastern Iowa program overseeing operations in 28 counties in Eastern Iowa. Patricia is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Nursing where she earned her BSN in 1989. Previously she received her Diploma in Nursing through the Akron General Medical Center School of Nursing in 1974.
Director of Clinical Services
Tammy Kayser is the director of clinical services for Compassus – Cedar Falls. After graduating from the nursing program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Tammy began working in long-term care and discovered her passion for hospice. During this time, she educated patients and families about the importance of sharing their end-of-life preferences and wishes, something she is still very devoted to in her new role at Compassus.
Managing Clinical Director
Mashell Belzer is the director of clinical services for Iowa. A graduate of Southeastern Community College, Mashell has focused the majority of her nursing career on long-term care and has extensive experience leading successful teams. In her role, Mashell strives to ensure patients receive the care they deserve to preserve quality of life in their end-of-life journey.
Tiffany's clinical hospice experience makes her uniquely qualified to coordinate care that ensures the best quality of life for patients and their families. She is a Washington native who began her career as a photographer in the obstetric units at local hospitals. She later pursued a nursing degree at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar. She returned to Washington after graduation to raise her three children. She joined Compassus in April 2017.
Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be part of a volunteer team helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
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Matthew Ulven, M.D., is associate medical director for Compassus – Cedar Falls. With more than 27 years of medical practice experience, he provides patients and their families with a comprehensive care plan, ensures patients’ wishes are honored and makes certain care goals are achieved. He received the hospice medical director certification from the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board and is board certified in family medicine.
Dr. Ulven earned his undergraduate degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, his medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City and a Master of Public Health from Saint Louis University in St. Louis. He is licensed in both Wisconsin and Iowa