Washington County Hospice provides option for Keokuk County residents

            Washington County Hospice is reaching out and hoping to spread the word that services are available to all Keokuk County residents, and staff says they hope that residents from surrounding counties are able to use the services they provide.


            With the recent separation with Mahaska county to provide hospice services, many residents and community members expressed concern that they would not be able to receive care for a loved one when their time left  is coming to an end.

            The non-profit Hospice provides services to counties including Louisa, Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Muscatine and Washington. All of the services provided are at no cost to their patients and families.

            “Our services are paid for my Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance,” social worker Rose Fisher states. “We also do many fundraisers and rely on that income as well as memorial monies to supplement what the insurance doesn’t cover.” 
            Available services include Medical Services, Skilled Nursing Services, Medical Social Services, Spiritual Care, Bereavement Care, Hospice Aides, Massage Therapy, Music Therapy and Volunteer Services.


For the rest of this story, check out the April 24th issue of the Keota Eagle.