Hospice Houses

Des Moines Area Kavanagh Houses

For patients who need a special kind of care in the Des Moines area, two Kavanagh Houses are available. The Kavanagh Houses are residential hospice care facilities operated by HCI Care Services. The facilities are named after one of HCI Care Services’ founders, Sister Eve Kavanagh.

The Kavanagh House located at 900 56th Street in Des Moines was one of Iowa’s first residential hospice care facilities. Opened in 1993, Kavanagh House on 56th Street has 15 patient rooms and is situated on a large, wooded property.

The Bright Kavanagh House, located in east Des Moines at 3000 Easton Boulevard, opened in 2008. The facility has 24 rooms, offering beautiful views of the surrounding trees, wildlife and stained-glass accents.

If you are considering the Kavanagh Houses, please call our admissions specialist at (515) 333-5800 or (800) 806-9934.

Patient and Family Amenities

Kavanagh Houses provide a home-like atmosphere with private bedrooms, living room, family kitchen, meditation room and other family accommodations. Many patients and families enjoy being outdoors where they are surrounded by nature and scenic gardens.

A Kavanagh House resident once compared the care he was receiving to a special kind of bed and breakfast inn. He could order anything he wanted for breakfast, lunch or dinner, soak in a specially designed whirlpool, feel pleased that his guests were greeted with a fresh plate of cookies and always made to feel welcome. He also could spot birds, fox and deer right from his bedroom window.

We are proud to offer financial assistance, funded by our foundation, for those unable to afford the daily residential fee. Our staff will be happy to assist you with determining financial eligibility for this assistance. 

"Words cannot express my feelings of gratitude for your wonderful organization. I remember too well my desperation…it was such a wonderful feeling of peace to know that my gentle, sweet husband would get the perfect care... I wish the enclosed donation in his memory could be tenfold, and even that would not be enough to express my gratitude to all of you."
                                                                                                                 - Wife of a patient

Creston Area Greater Regional Hospice Home

HCI Hospice Care Services now offers both home-based and facility hospice care services to Creston area patients and their families. We are honored to have been chosen by Greater Regional Medical Center (GRMC) to take over operations of the hospice house. HCI Hospice Care Services continues GRMC's legacy of providing community-based hospice services. 

Established in 2008, Greater Regional Hospice Home is a beautiful facility featuring six private suites for patients and families, a complete family kitchen, a meditation room, children’s play areas and a whirlpool therapy spa for patient care. The hospice home has been specially designed for the comfort of both hospice patients and their families. Click here to take a virtual tour.

Please call HCI Hospice Care Services at (641) 782-3528 for more information.


Hospice With Heart Hospice House

In 2014, HCI Hospice Care Services welcomed fellow non-profit hospice, Hospice With Heart, to its family of services.  Hospice With Heart provides home-based hospice services in six southwest Iowa counties, as well as around-the-clock care at its hospice facility, the Hospice With Heart Hospice House.  Located at 357 Indian Hills Drive in Glenwood, Iowa, the Hospice With Heart Hospice House opened in 2009.  The facility offers eight private patient rooms and sits in a quiet neighborhood.



Bright Kavanagh House • Established  2008
3000 Easton Boulevard, Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 333-4500

Greater Regional Hospice Home • Established  2008
1111 Country Club Drive, Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-3528 • (888) 464-7222

Hospice With Heart Hospice House • Established  2009
357 Indian Hills Drive, Glenwood, Iowa 51534
(712) 527-4660

Kavanagh House on 56th Street • Established 1993
900 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 255-0857