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Grinnell Regional Hospice

Caring for You

Hospice affirms the dignity and worth of life. Hospice services are directed toward care and comfort versus cure. Grinnell Regional Hospice believes the quality of a person’s life is not determined by the quantity of days that remain. Each person is encouraged to direct the care that they choose with hospice walking along side on the journey. Hospice care should be family centered and aims to meet the needs of the family by providing comfort to the patient and support to the caregiver.

With Hope, Dignity, and Compassion
Grinnell Regional Hospice care…

Services Available Through Grinnell Regional Hospice

Hospice services are not intended to take the place of care by the family but rather to support the caregiver.

What is Grinnell Regional Hospice?

Grinnell Regional Hospice was established in 1981 by a group of individuals that saw the need in their community to provide their neighbors and loved ones with quality end-of-life care. This mission continues today.

Grinnell Regional Hospice has a central office on the campus of the medical center; however, care occurs where the patient is currently residing, which would include a private home, a nursing facility, an assisted living facility, or at GRMC.

Who Refers to Hospice?

At any time during a life-limiting illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of the patient’s care options, including hospice. Referral to the program may come from physician, family member, healthcare professional, clergy, or friends.


Hospice is a Medicare and Medicaid benefit and most insurance companies have a hospice benefit. However, at Grinnell Regional Hospice, no one is denied service because of inability to pay for services.

Resources for those considering hospice services

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa

American Hospice Association