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Iowa Passion in Hospice Care

“Do something that you are passionate about, something that you want to do day-in and day-out to make a difference,” says Lynnea Andersen, Executive Director for Hospice of the Midwest. Lynnea is a social worker who has enjoyed her work in hospice care since 1998. Why did you choose hospice/home care? Lynnea Andersen: I wanted to help people in delicate, life-changing situations; I wanted to help create and preserve memories and make life special at a tough time. Most of all–to help families see that hospice isn’t the end, and instead, is the beginning to living your life to the…
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Providing a Ministry of Care and Dignity to Hospice patients with Dementia.

A Message from our Chaplain Greg Friedrich Hospice of the Midwest {Johnston, Iowa} Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementias can be challenging and at times very frustrating. It can also be very rewarding. When caring for those with dementia it is helpful to remember a few important things: Grief and loss are spiritual concerns for those with dementia. Because of an altered sense of time, a confused person may experience grief from previous years as intensely as if the loss had just happened. Validating the moment, hearing of their sadness is critically important. In the early stages…
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Serving Iowa: Hospice with Quality & Compassionate Care

Serving Iowa with quality and compassionate care, our hospice team provides a professional, proactive approach to end-of-life care. At Hospice of the Midwest, we strive to advocate for patients families and caregivers by providing the best hospice experience. We serve counties: Greene, Boone, Story, Marshall, Guthrie, Dallas, Polk, Jasper, and Warren. Experts in our field. Biggest Hearts in the Midwest. Helping our patients cherish every day.