Our Mission

To provide comprehensive coordinated care to individuals with life limiting illnesses and to their families and to support them in the process of death and bereavement.

Our goal is to provide palliative care that addresses the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of service for the terminally ill as an integrated whole.

Essence of Life Hospice in Iowa focuses on caring, not curing and is provided in the patient’s home. Members of the our team make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care or other services. We are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our team develops a care plan that meets each patient’s individual needs for pain management and symptom control. The team generally consists of:

  • The patient’ s personal physician
  • Medical Director
  • Patient Care Coordinator
  • Nurses
  • Home health aides
  • Music therapists
  • Massage therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Clergy or other counselors
  • Trained volunteers


Here’s what others have said about Essence of Life Hospice:

You helped us make it through one of the hardest things children do, say the final good-bye to their dear, dear Mother.
– Oxford Family

You all made this journey easier.
– Amana Family

You were my strength and comfort in the last days of Dad’s journey home.
– Williamsburg Family

We will always remember your selfless acts of kindness.
– Cedar Rapids Family

Your expertise and kindness will always be remembered.
– Ladora Family

You angels from heaven have made my life so much better for knowing you, and all the tender loving care you gave my sister.
– Amana Family

Words will never express how we appreciate all the extras you did for both our Dad and Mom.
– Marengo Family