Belmond Medical Center provides Hospice care through both Hospice
of North Iowa or Hospice of Wright County. The patient has the
choice of which Hospice service they prefer to use.
Although 90% of Hospice care is delivered in the home setting,
patients sometimes meet criteria for hospital admission for short-term
“Hospice” rooms may be used for:
- Acute Hospice
Symptom management requiring on-going assessment and frequent adjustments
in the plan of care for symptoms not responding to interventions
attempted in the home care setting. This setting is used when
the family is not able or comfortable with the provision of
the care in the home setting.
- Respite Hospice
To provide relief for the caregiver by providing care for the
patient in an inpatient setting. It’s for short-term
care only, usually five days or less. This setting is used
when the primary
care is provided in the home but the caregivers are in need
of a period of rest from the responsibilities of caregiving.
- Final Care
To provide final care for patients who are unable to remain
at home during the last days of life.
Other special circumstances are considered on an individual basis.
- Provide the patient and family with the home-like
environment during the hospital stay. The room includes:
- Double recliner sleeper
- Coffee pot
- Roll away bed for family
- Special accommodations are made for the comfort of the family.
- Hospice staff continues to visit the patient, and work together with the
hospital staff to maintain continuity in the plan of care.
- Hospital staff provides the direct care for the patient.
- Use of a “Hospice” room is subject to the availability
of the room at the time of admission.
Payment for “Hospice” Rooms:
Medicare, Medicaid, and some insurance companies will pay for
services provided in the hospital’s hospice room. Deductibles
and co-payments may apply. Hospice staff will discuss any financial
responsibilities you may have before finalizing arrangement with
For more information, call 641.444.3223