Orange City Area Hospice
Hospice is a concept of caring for a person in the last stages of life. It is not a place, but rather a comprehensive service available to meet the needs of the individual and their family. Hospice does not hasten the time of death, nor does it postpone death. Hospice helps people live each day with comfort and dignity, retaining their individuality and control over their lives. Through skilled care, counseling, support and education, hospice helps people seek the best possible quality of life.
Hospice care involves a physician directed, specially trained team approach to care because Orange City Home Health & Hospice recognizes that the diverse and sometimes urgent needs of the individual and family cannot be met by any one person. Under the physician’s direction, the hospice team specializes in pain and symptom management, emotional, and spiritual support. The team assists the patients and families to make the most of life.
Hospice is open to people of all ages who have a life-limiting or terminal illness, have the consent of their family physician, and who have decided to receive comfort care rather than curative care.
Hospice services can be provided in home environment, nursing home or hospital setting depending on the needs of the individual and family.
When decisions are difficult … when you need comfort and support – you are not alone. Hospice is here … 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Caregivers …. learn more about hospice and get the support you need by visiting the Caring Connections web site.
Orange City Home Health & Hospice is Medicare-certified. Reimbursement for services is provided by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance carriers. Home care services can also be covered by long term care insurance or paid for privately. A sliding fee scale is available.
Home Health & Hospice services are provided to all regardless of age, race, religion, sex, nationality, color, handicap or the ability to pay.
For more information on home health or hospice services, Orange City Home Health & Hospice is located at 400 Central Ave. NW. Our telephone number is 712.737.5279 or 1.800.808.6264 and our fax number is 712.737.5258.
Would you like to make a real difference in the lives of people nearing the end of life? Consider being a Hospice Volunteer.
Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.
A team of 19 family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience.