Hospice Care At Home | UnityPoint Hospice Care
Find quality in home hospice care for your loved ones through UnityPoint at Home.

Hospice Care At Home

Hospice is not about a place; it is about a concept of care, to provide a life full of comfort, self-respect, and peace for people in the final stages of life. In most cases, hospice is provided in a patient's place of residence, whether it is his or her home, a family member's home, assisted living facility, or nursing home. The hospice nurse will work with the patient's physician and the hospice medical director to coordinate services with other hospice team members to ensure the best possible plan of care. 

Our in-home hospice care services include:

  • Medical and nursing care
  • Pain and symptom control
  • Therapies, such as massage or music therapy
  • Spiritual support
  • Social services support
  • Bereavement care

How to Prepare Your Home for the Hospice Patient

It can be intimidating to think of yourself as a primary caregiver for an in-home hospice patient, but you will not be doing it alone. Our hospice care team regularly works with you to assess the patient and is on-call 24 hours a day to provide any additional care or services.

Our hospice care at home team begins with a careful assessment by a certified hospice nurse. The in-home hospice nurse will arrange for all of the necessary medical supplies and equipment to be delivered and set-up in the home according to the family's wishes. They are not only there to educate you on how to use the equipment and to provide medical care, but they will also be a support system for you and your loved ones every step of the way.