Good Samaritan Society - Hospice (Ottumwa)

(641) 684-9309

1111 N Quincy Ave., Suite 127,
Ottumwa, IA, 52501


Good Samaritan Society – Hospice in Ottumwa provides hospice services to the Iowa counties of Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren and Wapello.

We serve our clients wherever they live — at home, in skilled care centers, at assisted living or senior living communities. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hospice care should be based on your needs

Every life situation is different, which is why you or your loved one deserves unique, individualized care. Our mission is to focus on helping patients accomplish their goals—while providing them with an opportunity to make their own choices when it comes to their care.

When is the right time for hospice?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness (generally six months or less), it may be time to consider hospice. It’s important that you, your doctor and oftentimes your loved ones agree on the appropriate time to begin hospice care.


  • Does senior living feel like home?

    Senior living should provide more than a place to live. It should offer a sense of comfort and safety. A sense of control. Most important, it should provide a true feeling of community. If you’re an avid bird-watcher, you may want a birdfeeder outside your window. Maybe you simply enjoy sitting and reading in your favorite chair. No matter what it is that makes home feel like home, your senior living community should provide those same comforts.

  • What kind of care should I expect in senior living and care?

    Selecting a senior living community can be a difficult decision that often happens after a stressful event such as a fall, a surgery or a lifestyle change. The place you choose should treat you or a loved one as an individual, someone with a unique story. You should feel confident that the staff has experience helping people in similar situations and will treat you with compassion and patience.

  • What payment options are available?

    It’s important to find out beforehand if services or care can be paid through your private pay, Medicare or long-term care insurance. Some offer other payment options depending on your unique situation. Be sure to make an appointment and talk with someone in the business office to determine your best options.

  • What services are provided?

    Many senior living options provide a wide variety of services and amenities. These services should help you enjoy a relaxed, comfortable lifestyle. They should also meet your changing health and physical needs. From activities and lawn maintenance to meal programs and transportation, it’s important to select a senior housing community that provides the right services for you.

  • Will I lose independence?

    Many people fear that they’ll give up their freedom when they move to senior living. In reality, a senior living community should offer more freedom. By helping make daily activities easier, you should have more flexibility to do the things you truly care about.

  • How do I get more information or get a tour?

    Each of our locations has specific services, amenities and options for touring our campus. Contact us to learn more.