Faith-based non-profit mission expands to Jasper county

August 24, 2021  |  by WesleyLife

WesleyLife Hospice recently expanded its non-profit mission to serve Jasper county residents.  

WesleyLife Hospice upholds the recent National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization research report that found eight out of 10 American would want to be cared for in their homes if they were facing a life-limiting illness.

Hospice patient Richard (Rick Strong), says he appreciates and enjoys the friendship WesleyLife Hospice brings to his home. "It's important to me to stay in my home-where I'm the most comfortable. The nursing care and necessary equipment support me doing just that."

The public is invited to attend "The Five Myths of Hospice" on Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at Park Centre. For more information about how you or a loved one might benefit from Hospice or more information about the presentation, please contact Margot Voshell at (641) 791-4547 or mvoshell@wesleylife.org.

Hospice care provides expert pain management, symptom control, psycho-social support and spiritual care to patients and families when a cure is not possible. All the necessary medicines and equipment needed to keep a patient comfortable are provided. 

"Our hospice program is designed to maximize dignity, choice and comfort for our patients," says Patti Cutler, WesleyLife Hospice Director. "We bring a holistic approach to hospice care which includes special attention to the spiritual well-being of our patients," she adds. 

Under the medical directorship of Dr. Babar Ahmed, a board-certified hospice and palliative care physician, WesleyLife Hospice brings a team of dedicated professionals to work with the patient and family to develop an individual care plan that helps them meet their goals. The team includes certified hospice and palliative care nurses, hospice aides, patient life advocates, spiritual care counselors, complementary therapists, such as massage or music therapists, bereavement counselors and volunteers.

All WesleyLife Hospice team members go through a rigorous selection and training process to ensure only professionals are providing high-quality services to patients. Hospice care is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and by most insurance plans.  However, as a not-for-profit Christian-based organization, WesleyLife Hospice is committed to providing care to any person in need of hospice services, even if they do not have insurance and regardless of their financial circumstance.

Pictured above: WesleyLife Hospice patient Rick Strong and WesleyLife Hospice patient life advocate, Liz Miller. 

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