Compassus opens in Washington

Compassus, a nationwide network of community based post-acute care services focused on hospice, palliative and home health care services,  has opened its doors in its newest location in Washington Iowa, expanding from its locations in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport.

Compassus is located at 1621 E. Washington Suite 4 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but provides on call services 24-hours a day.

Serving patients since 2002, Compassus in Washington County will not only serve Washington county residents but also Louisa, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk and Johnson counties as well.

“Compassus provides hospice care wherever the patient calls home, including the home of the patient, a friend or relative’s home, assisted living facility or nursing home,” states Bailey Wimmer, assistant account executive.

Hospice care is designed to provide comfort and support for patients and their families during the final stages of life. To be eligible for hospice care, the patient’s doctor and the hospice medical director must certify that the patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, if the disease progression were to run its normal course. Additionally, when a patient elects the hospice benefit they have accepted a goal of treatment focused on comfort and relief from pain and symptoms.

  “Our team is steadfastly committed to expanding access to and raising awareness of the availability of quality hospice care for those who qualify,” said Patricia Christy, executive director of Compasses- Eastern Iowa. “It is our goal to provide the greatest possible comfort and support to patients and families in Eastern Iowa.”

With a team made up of a medical director, nurse practitioner, director of clinical services, RN case managers, on call RN’s, team coordinator, Chaplain, social worker and hospice aides, the team will provide hospice care wherever the patient calls home, whether it be the home of a patient, a friend or loved ones home, or assisted living or nursing home.

Hospice care is covered by most major insurance companies including Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance.

For more information on Compassus- Washington, you can visit compassus.com/washington-ia or call 319-540-8287.