300 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs; 712-325-6802; everystep.org
A program of EveryStep Care & Support Services based in Des Moines and serving most of south and central Iowa. Comforts terminally ill patients and offers support to families. Services include nursing, social work, spiritual, volunteer, medications, equipment and bereavement. Pet, physical, occupational and speech therapies are offered.
Hillcrest Hospice Care
1820 Hillcrest Drive, Bellevue; 402-934-2282; hillcresthealth.com
Hospice care supports individuals at home or in care facilities within the last six months of a life-limiting illness. A team of trained professionals helps these individuals live life to the fullest potential while providing family members with counseling and support through the hospice journey.
Hospice House — The Josie Harper Residence
7415 Cedar St.; 402-343-8600; hospicehouseomaha.org
A general inpatient hospice for those who have chosen noncurative comfort care. Residents may pay an entrance fee and a daily care charge not covered under Medicare. Residents eligible for Nebraska Medicaid pay a reduced amount. Sponsored by CHI Health, Methodist Health System, the Visiting Nurse Association and Nebraska Medicine.
Visiting Nurse Association
Nebraska residents: 12565 West Center Road; 402-342-5566, 800-456-8869; vnatoday.org
Iowa residents: Hospice of Southwest Iowa, 822 S. Main St., Council Bluffs; 712-352-1389; vnatoday.org
Caring for the whole person — physical, emotional, social and spiritual — in a pain-free environment. Certified hospice and palliative care nurses focus on quality of life during the last months. Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.