Mercy Hospice - 1630 Des Peres

Home Health and Hospice
1630 Des Peres Road, Suite 305
St. Louis, MO 63131

Phone: (314) 729-4400
Fax: (314) 729-4412
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Phones 24 hours)
Services are provided by Mercy Hospital St. Louis Learn more »

Mercy Hospice Services in St. Louis

Our goal at Mercy Hospice is to provide every patient with the highest quality of life possible. At the heart of hospice and home care is a dedicated interdisciplinary group. Together, we create a warm and compassionate atmosphere where patients can be among family and friends.

Mercy Hospice serves adults with any terminal illness, wherever they may live, including:

  • Homes and apartments
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Independent care facilities

Is Hospice for you?

Hospice can help when a terminal illness has been diagnosed, life expectancy is six months or less and cure-oriented treatment is no longer being pursued. Hospice care is appropriate when quality of life is the priority and can help when:

  • You and/or your family, desire only comfort measures to be given
  • You or your family have noted that you have lost weight and have had a decrease in appetite
  • You no longer desire to be hospitalized or treated in the emergency room
  • You are not “bouncing back” to your usual level of functioning after repeated illnesses

How We Can Help

We offer many services to comfort the patients and their families. Types of care include:

  • Providing volunteers for companionship and family support
  • Coordinating nursing care at home through visiting nurses
  • Admitting to the hospital for symptom control when ordered by a personal physician
  • Providing on-call services to patients and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Controlling pain and other symptoms as effectively as medically possible
  • Creating and following an individual plan of care
  • Helping the patient and family cope with impending death
  • Offering spiritual support, as desired by the patient and family

Hospice Care Team

The Mercy Hospice Interdisciplinary Team physicians and clinical staff develop detailed care plans for each patient.

  • Our Medical Director coordinates the patient’s care with the attending physician and staff
  • Nurses assess and manage pain, provide individualized care and preventive education to reduce medical complications
  • Hospice aides work under the supervision of the nurses to assist patients with personal care and homemaking tasks
  • Social workers help patients and families cope by giving emotional support and assisting with community resources
  • Chaplains offer spiritual support in ways that are familiar and comfortable with each individual and family’s beliefs and religion
  • Trained volunteers provide emotional support for patients and families
  • Other professionals, such as massage therapists, music therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dieticians and acupuncturists, provide services upon request

Grief Support 

Mercy Hospice support groups offer connection and support through being with others who have also experienced a loss of a loved one. Our groups provide a safe and non-judgemental outlet to assist adults with the grieving process. Programs are provided at no cost to participants. Participation in Mercy Hospice is not required. Group closes to new members after second meeting of the 6 week session. Get more information and sign-up

Our Service Areas

Service areas include Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis County, St. Louis City & Warren.