Hospice a blessing for our community

In recognition of National Hospice month, we would like to acknowledge Hospice of Jackson County as an outstanding organization for patients and families facing a terminal situation.  Every member of the Hospice of Jackson County team was more than willing to help in whatever way we asked.

When we were first approached by a team member, we were unsure of whether this was the “right thing to do” and whether we were “giving up.”  We were quickly reassured they would give us as much or as little help as we needed.  What a blessing the team proved to be.

From the first contact made with our family through the months of transition until the last breath was taken, our family was supported by Hospice of Jackson County.  They took time to recognize the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of both Cy and our family members.

We were able to keep Cy at home, which was comforting to both him and our family.  Hospice let Cy transition through his last days with grace and dignity.  Our initial expectations of this wonderful organization were more than surpassed by the compassionate members of the hospice team.

We are blessed to have this nonprofit organization within our community.  We hope Hospice of Jackson County will continue to serve the families in our area for many years to come.

~ Bernie Paul & Family, Maquoketa (from Maquoketa Sentinel-Press Letter to the Editor, November 2014)


 Hospice offered Wonderful Care

November is hospice month.  I would like to say that we had wonderful care with Hospice of Jackson County when my wife needed help.

Everyone was real good with their care.  I am thankful that we had their generous care.

~ Martin Gottburgsen, Miles (from Maquoketa Sentinel-Press Letter to the Editor, 2014)