November 5, 2020
National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and National Home Care Month
November is a busy month for EveryStep as the organization recognizes National Hospice & Palliative Care Month.
As one of Iowa’s longest-serving non-profit in-home care providers, EveryStep will spend the month raising awareness of the options available to help people find care and support in the comfort of their homes as they face serious illness.
At EveryStep Hospice, the goal is the amplification of living, not resignation to dying. Our care is about helping patients live the rest of their lives with dignity and surrounded by people who care. EveryStep’s hospice services are available in 44 counties across the southern half of Iowa.
Throughout the month of November, EveryStep wants to remind the community it’s here to help – from navigating the maze of care needs, working with doctors and hospitals, and providing understanding about illnesses and available options.
We put patients first, ensuring a coordinated and patient-led approach to care, while protecting their healthcare choice and access to individualized services based on their unique care needs and wishes.
EveryStep Hospice provides pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients facing a serious illness or the end of life. For their families, EveryStep offers emotional support as they navigate their loved one’s remaining time and grief support in the months that follow.
To achieve this, skilled and compassionate doctors, nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual care and bereavement counselors, therapists, volunteers and their coordinators work together to redefine hope and to help people live life to the very fullest.
EveryStep recognizes that individuals living with serious, complex or chronic disease sometimes need an extra layer of support in living with the pain, symptoms and stress associated with their conditions. In response, the organization last year launched EveryStep Palliative Care.
EveryStep Palliative Care offers care and support to help patients find relief from their symptoms. Participation in the EveryStep Palliative Care pilot program requires a referral from a physician or primary healthcare provider and is limited to qualifying patients who live or receive care within Madison County.
November is also National Home Care Month, and EveryStep Home Care continues to be one of EveryStep’s fastest-growing programs, now serving 22 counties in central and southern Iowa.
EveryStep’s Home Care program provides rehabilitation services; infusion/IV therapy; wound and ostomy care; physical, occupational and speech therapies; medication management; disease management; patient care coordination; and post-surgical care.