Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House

On November 7, 2006, the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, the first freestanding Hospice House in Eastern Iowa, opened after a little more than a year of fundraising, planning and construction. Fundraising began on May 9, 2005, and in less than one year, over $7.5 million was raised to construct this facility, which has become a home to many during the last days and weeks of life's journey.

The legacy of Clarissa C. Cook, who lived a life of compassion and generosity, has continued for 126 years following her death and will continue for decades to come. The Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House provides a comfortable setting where patients are able to pass peacefully, without pain, and with their loved ones around them.

The specialized care provided at the Hospice House includes:

  • Registered nurses and hospice aides on site 24-hours per day
  • Pain Management
  • Music Therapy & Aromatherapy (Essential Oils)
  • Massage, Comfort Touch, Reiki and Reflexology
  • Social workers to assist with insurance questions, advanced directives and other legal documents, identifying community resources and meeting with family members
  • Spiritual care
  • Volunteers to assist with patient care, companionship, pet therapy and write letters/notes
  • Recognition of Veterans' Military Services
  • Bereavement Services for family members
  • Respite care to give caregivers the opportunity to attend special events out of town

The Hospice House offers many physical amenities in addition to the specialized care that is provided:

  • 16 specialized private patient rooms with accommodations for the patient and family, TV with DVD, private bath, individual patio
  • 2 "Spas" featuring a specialized spa tub, shower and shampoo bowl/chair
  • Meditation Room/Chapel
  • 2 family rooms and a gathering area
  • Showers and laundry facilities for families
  • Children's room featuring activities for kids of all ages
  • Dining room

Give to the Hospice House

Monetary donations to the Hospice House are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. If you are interested in making a contribution or including the Hospice House in your estate plan, please contact the Genesis Health Services Foundation at 563-421-6865.

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