Published on November 23, 2015

Hospice of Pella Focuses on the Individual

PELLA, Iowa— November is National Hospice Month, a time to raise awareness of quality care at the end of life. By focusing on the individual, not the illness, Hospice of Pella at Pella Regional Health Center honors life’s final journey. Hospice of Pella brings comfort and peace to help people live every moment of life to the fullest.

Hospice care focuses on helping a person with a serious or life-limiting illness by addressing issues causing physical or emotional pain, or suffering. Hospice care providers have teams of people working together to provide care.

“We help people live with dying. Hospice and pain relief can improve quality of life in those last weeks and months,” said Karol Watson, Supervisor of Hospice of Pella at Pella Regional Health Center. “If I can help people have a good death it’s so rewarding. It’s a spiritual moment.”

Hospice professionals and volunteers understand that every person they care for is a unique individual with a lifetime of experiences, relationships and gifts to share. Losing a loved one is always hard. However, having support and care especially tailored to the end of life can help bring out special moments that might not otherwise be possible.

Hospice of Pella encourages all families who are diagnosed with a serious illness to ask their health care providers about hospice services. For more information, contact Hospice of Pella at 641-620-5050 and ask to speak to a nurse.