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Palliative Care


When Mahaska and Keokuk county residents need pain relief from serious illnesses, Mahaska Health Partnership is here to provide the palliative care they deserve. Palliative care isn’t just about pain management; it’s about helping our friends and neighbors to maintain quality of life with supportive care when you need it most.

In fact, Palliative Care Services are funded by the United Way of Mahaska County, so there is no charge to the patient. In Keokuk County, palliative care is covered by community funds.

Who is Palliative Care For?

Palliative care is for people who don’t qualify for traditional home healthcare, and are not ready for hospice services. It’s a short-term, home-based program for those who need help to manage pain and symptoms, while still seeking curative measures for their illness.

Our nurses and home care aides work with your primary care physician to provide pain management and symptom solutions, as well as to give you and your family compassionate support.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it – that’s what we’re here for!

Palliative Care Services provided:

  • Nursing– A nurse will coordinate with your primary care provider and visit one to two times per week to assess pain and other symptoms. The nurse is on call 24 hours per day and can assist with medication management and provide individualized support.

  • Home Care Aide– May be assigned to visit up to five times a week to assist with activities of daily living.

  • Social Worker– Available to assist patients and their families as needed.

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