- Cedar Rapids, IA 524045005 Bowling StSuite B
Primary Services:Hospice Care
Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Poweshiek, Tama
If you or a loved one are facing a life-limiting illness, we're here to listen and help. Call us to learn how hospice can bring peace and comfort to your family.
- Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and symptom control centered on patient and family goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Music therapy and massage therapy
- Spiritual care and support
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- 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.
Executive Director, Eastern Iowa
Patricia Christy, BSN RN CHPCA, is Executive Director for our Eastern Iowa program, overseeing operations in 28 counties. Patricia earned her BSN from of the University of Illinois College of Nursing in 1989. Previously, she received her diploma in nursing from the Akron General Medical Center School of Nursing in 1974.
Patricia is an active leader in hospice, home care, oncology and holistic nursing. She is one of the Great Iowa Nurses from its inaugural year in 2005 and has current and past certifications in oncology nursing, hospice and palliative care nursing both clinically and administratively, holistic nursing, and integrative therapies including aromatherapy and reiki. Patricia is married and has 6 children, 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Her personal passions include family, gardening, herbalism and social justice.
Listening to a patient's story or reading a passage from their favorite book can bring great comfort. Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be joining fellow volunteers who are helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
- Learn about volunteering requirements and training.
- Enter your information below and a volunteer coordinator will send you an application and information.
Medical Director, Cedar Rapids / Washington Teams
Dr. Scott Piper MD graduated with his MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine after completing his undergraduate work in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. Dr. Piper started his own practice, Piper Family Medicine PC, in 2012, to spend more time with his patients listening, learning and working with them to achieve better care. Dr. Piper has five years of experience as a hospice medical director and six years of experience as a medical director for long term care facilities. He is married with five children ages 9 to 17. He enjoys Jazz music and being a Dad. His professional passions are End of Life Care and improving chronic illness to maximize patient quality of life.
The Compassus program serving Cedar Rapids and the surrounding areas reminds community members to pause this Memorial Day to acknowledge the true meaning of...
- Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
- Cedar Rapids
The Compassus programs serving Eastern Iowa and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Bill Kupersmith and all hospice volunteers during National...
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