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Hospice

We believe in quality of life even in the final stages. We regard dying as a normal process and will neither hasten nor postpone death. Myrtue Medical Center’s Hospice team consists of nurses, your own doctor, social worker, chaplains, bereavement counselor, home health aides, physical, speech and occupational therapy, volunteers, and a pharmacist if needed. We not only focus on the individual’s needs, but also provide comfort and support for the entire family during this difficult time.

You will receive care from our fully licensed/certified staff that have been screened and evaluated for professional competence and character. We will treat you with courtesy and respect and all information will be kept confidential. You will be told the name and classification of all personnel caring for you, as well as participating in planning your care, you will receive information about your diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and medications prescribed in consultation with your physician. While receiving our care, you will have the right to make decisions and to refuse or accept treatment and you will be told in advance the charges for services and the amount you will be responsible for. This is our commitment to you.

If you need more information about Myrtue Medical Center Hospice, available services, volunteer training, or if you would like one of our speakers to address your group, please call Myrtue Medical Center Hospice at 712-755-4308.

Myrtue Medical Center Hospice provides service to residents of Shelby County and surrounding areas. Myrtue Medical Center Hospice is available to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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Admission Criteria

  • A terminal diagnosis with a limited life expectancy as certified by a physician.
  • No longer receiving curative treatment.
  • Availability of a responsible caregiver.

Hospice Advantage

  • Hospice Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and some private insurance policies.
  • Paid prescription drugs related to terminal illness.
  • Medical equipment specific to your illness including a hospital type bed, overbed table, oxygen, and wound dressings as needed.
  • In-home IV care for pain control.
  • Hospice care can still be provided in long term care facility settings when remaining at home is not possible.
  • Consultation and emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Follow-up bereavement support to the family or caregiver.
  • Volunteer Services

The volunteer program is an important part of our Hospice team. They provide support and companionship for patients and families, do respite care and they do personal or business errands for the family. They may help with general office work. All volunteers working with patients and families are required to attend a scheduled training program.