Our goal at Mercy Hospice is to provide every patient with the highest quality of life possible. At the heart of hospice is a dedicated interdisciplinary group. Together, we create a warm and compassionate atmosphere where patients can be among family and friends.
Mercy Hospice serves patients with any terminal illness, wherever they may live, including:
Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances.
Our service areas include Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, Scott and Logan counties serving a 50-mile radius.
Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily but to contact our 24-hour Hospice on-call care, call 479-573-3866.
Terminal illness does not mean “giving up.” Hospice brings a new kind of hope – the hope for dignity and comfort. When a terminal illness has been diagnosed (life expectancy less than six months), and cure-oriented treatment is no longer being pursued, hospice is an option. Hospice is appropriate when quality of life is your priority.
Mercy Hospice is able to deliver care in the areas we serve. Through our family of dedicated health care professionals, paraprofessionals, support staff and volunteers, we provide expert and compassionate home care services.
Diagnoses commonly associated with hospice:
Hospice treats the person, not the disease. The importance of emotional support is recognized, along with pain and symptom management. Mercy Hospice works closely with you and your family to develop a plan of care suited to your needs.
Although we are only a phone call away, 24 hours a day, we help you maintain your independence. Mercy Hospice offers the followings services:
Hospice is fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurance plans. Most plans cover nursing, medications, supplies and equipment related to the hospice diagnosis. Mercy Hospice staff will assist patients and their families in identifying maximum benefits from their insurance resources. For those with no resources, hospice staff will help identify other options.
As key members of the hospice team, Mercy Hospice Volunteers work in coordination with the hospice physician, RN, medical social worker, chaplains and aides. Hospice Volunteers provide patient companionship services and caregiver respite. These services can be provided at a patient’s home, nursing home, assisted living facility and the Mercy Hospice Inpatient Unit. The volunteers do this in the final months and weeks of life. The patient and family members choose how much and what types of things you may need a volunteer to do.
Some examples of typical volunteer duties are: