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Hospice Care


Trinity Hospice


Paula J. Baber Hospice Home

UnityPoint Health - Trinity 
Highland Park Campus

A Team Approach to Care

Hospice is not a building. Hospice is an organized way of providing care and support to an individual and their family during the later stages of life, typically the last six months.

Hospice uses a team approach to provide care. The Trinity Hospice team includes:

  • The patient, family members and loved ones

  • Patient's personal physician

  • Hospice Medical Director

  • Hospice nurses

  • Social Workers

  • Home-care aides

  • Chaplain

  • Pharmacist

  • Volunteers

  • Massage Therapist

  • Dietitian

  • Music and Pet Therapy

  • Reiki (energy therapy)

  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

Trinity Hospice also arranges for the delivery of medical equipment to your home. Medications relating to the patient's life-limiting illness are also provided by Trinity Hospice.


Wherever you call home, Trinity Hospice is here to support your needs. Where is Hospice Care Provided?   


  • Nursing home
  • Comfort of your own home 
  • Assisted-living facility 
  • In the hospital 
  • The Paula J. Baber Hospice Home offers inpatient care in a home-like atmosphere. Our interdisciplinary team will provide skilled care and support for patients round-the-clock care, surrounded by family and loved ones.


We focus on comfort and quality of life by managing pain and other symptoms while also addressing emotional, social and spiritual needs. In doing so, Trinity Hospice truly can enhance every remaining moment.
The philosophy of hospice centers on patients spending time surrounded by family and friends.


Anyone can make a referral for Hospice by calling (515)574-6416 or toll-free at 1-888-570-1782. 

Once a referral is received, we will contact the patient's doctor.  Our Hospice care team is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On-call staff is available whenever you need us.