The Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House
The Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House is designed to provide an elegant, comfortable, home-like atmosphere for the care of Hospice patients.
The hospice house is also an option for those who might otherwise need to be hospitalized to manage their symptoms, who prefer care at the House instead of in their own home, or as part of the respite benefit.
Updated Visitor Guidelines
We have amended our visitor guidelines to allow families to be present with their loved ones in Hospice. Your safety and the safety of our staff is of great importance to us.
- Visitors are limited to immediate family members
- No more than four visitors are allowed in the patient's room at one time
- Visitors will be asked screening questions and have their temperatures checked when entering the Hospice House
- Visitors are required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the building, as well as when staff are in the patient's room.
- Visitors are asked to allow for social distancing of six feet from staff when they are in the patient's room.
- Visitors will be required to stay in patient's room. Public areas (family rooms, chapel, dining room) are currently closed.
For more information about the visitor guidelines we have in place to ensure everyone’s safety, please read our CCCHH COVID-19 Visitor Letter.
Admission to the Hospice House
Need a Referral?
Give us a call at 563-421-5400.
All patients must be eligible for the Hospice Benefit to be admitted to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Medical eligibility is determined by the patient’s physician and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.
Generally, a Genesis Hospice Admission Nurse will evaluate the patient’s individual needs and situation to help determine which services provided by Genesis Hospice are necessary in the best interest of the patient and family.
There are three "levels of care" provided at the Hospice House with varying degrees of insurance coverage. While most costs are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid and other providers, there may be a Room and Board cost that is the responsibility of the patient and family. Benefit coverage is reviewed with the patient and family upon consideration for admission into the Hospice Program and the Hospice House. Financial counseling is available for insurance questions and concerns.
"Anatomy" of the House
Life at the Hospice House
We stride to make sure our patients are as comfortably as possible each and every day.
With more than 24,000 square feet, the Hospice House offers many physical amenities in addition to the specialized care that is provided:
- 16 spacious private patient rooms with accommodations for the patient and family, TV with DVD/VCR/CD, private bath, individual patio.
- 2 "Spas" featuring a specialized spa tub, shower and shampoo bowl/chair.
- Meditation Room/Chapel
- 3 family rooms
- Gathering area
- Showers for families
- Laundry facilities for families and patient’s private laundry.
- Children's room featuring activities for kids of all ages.
- Dining room
- "Pet Park" to curb dogs and cats who are visiting.
- 2 water features, bird feeders and attractive landscaping features.