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Horn Hospice

A special kind of care through your journey

Hospice is a special kind of care bringing comfort, support, and compassion to the terminally ill and their families. Care is provided for the patient wherever the family, physician, or patient requests...home, hospital, or nursing home. Emphasis is on comfort and quality of life. The program is designed to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and economical needs of each individual.


To help patients continue life in their own home with minimal disruption in normal activities.

To encourage independence, decision-making, open communication, and planning regarding care for a dignified death.

To provide medically supervised care, focusing on pain and symptom management, through the Hospice Team.

To assist the patient and family in utilizing appropriate community resources.

Bereavement Support

We provide bereavement support with follow-up visits and/or phone calls for families following the death of a Hospice loved one. A support group, "Growth After Loss," is also available.


Physicians, family, friends, clergy, or other concerned persons can request an individual be a part of the Hospice Program.

The Hospice Team

Physician - Your personal physician continues to be actively involved in your care.

Nurse - With over 50 years of nursing experience, the Horn nursing team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our nursing staff is trained in both pain management and End of Life Nursing.

Social Worker - Assists the patient and family with the financial and emotional stresses.

Home Hospice/Homemaker Aide - Assists with personal care and home management.

Massage Therapist - Assists with relaxing tight muscles, reducing anxiety and improving circulation to reduce pain.

Wound Consultant - Assists in the treatment of wounds to offer optimal comfort.

Chaplain - Offers spiritual guidance and comfort.

Hospice Volunteers

Our volunteers have completed a special training course to prepare them in helping patients and families with such services as: emotional support, companionship, relief for caregiver, transportation, running errands, child care, record keeping, referrals, and making appointments.

Other Services

Nutritional counseling
Medical supplies, equipment, and pharmaceuticals
Speech/language therapy
Short-term inpatient care, inn care, and respite care
Bereavement services


The patient and family unit must meet the following criteria:

The patient is in the end stages of the terminal illness with life expectancy measured in weeks and months rather than years.
Primary physician or alternate offers cooperation.
A competent primary caregiver is available in the home.
Patient must reside within a 50 miles radius of Ida Grove or within an area judged to be a reasonable driving distance.
Patient should no longer be receiving treatment for cure and must give consent for Hospice Palliative care.
Patients are accepted on basis of hospice needs and without regard to age, sex, race, religion, economic ability, color, national origin, handicap, or diagnosis.


Hospice services may be covered by:

Medicare/Medicaid and many private health care insurances. Funding is also provided by contributions and memorials from individuals, families, community organizations, and church groups.


Horn Hospice, its professionals, and volunteers hold membership in the state and national Hospice Organization.

For More Information

For more information on Hospice please call (712) 364-3311 or email

"The Rose"

It's only a tiny bud rose,
A flower of gracious design…
But I cannot unfold the petals,
with these clumsy hands of mine.

So I'll trust loved ones for leading
each moment of every day…
And I'll look to Hospice for
guidance each step of the pilgrims way.

Author Unknown

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