by Coreen Robinson
In June, an Akron woman received her certification to continue serving local communities through Hospice of Siouxland.
Rhonda Johnson of rural Akron has devoted almost 15 years of service to this nonprofit organization.
She has served in several areas of Siouxland over the years, including Nebraska and the northern Plymouth County area.
“I love that I can help so many different people and families,” said Johnson. “Meeting people and maintaining friendships is one of my favorite parts of the job.”
Providing care for those facing life-limiting illnesses assists families in making sure their loved ones have the support necessary in their time of need.
“One frustrating part of my job is that some people don’t get referred soon enough,” she said. “It’s a big benefit to the family to receive this care.”
“With all the changes in the medical system taking place, even Hospice is becoming a competitive field. I feel that becoming certified helps Hospice of Siouxland to continue to provide great care for patients and families at the end of life,” said Johnson.
If in need of hospice care, you or your loved ones can call Hospice of Siouxland or obtain a referral for Hospice care from your doctor. If you’re interested in volunteering for Hospice of Siouxland or in need of Hospice care, call 1-800-383-4545 or 712-233-4144.