Hospice Support

Living with a terminal illness can fill you or a loved one with loneliness, anger and fear. You may feel that treatment is doing more harm than good. You or your loved one may need comfort and support more than hope for a cure.

Hospice is a philosophy and type of care that provides loving support for people with terminal illnesses. Hospice care includes pain management techniques, called "palliative care" or “comfort care.” Palliative care also can help reduce treatment side effects and focuses on improving your quality of life — not just for your body, but for mind and spirit as well.

Working with your primary physical physician, Mercy offers compassionate hospice care provided by specially trained nurses, home health aides, social workers, volunteers and spiritual care staff. Our team offers information, comfort and support in discussing:

  • Treatment
  • Pain and medicine side effects
  • Emotional and social challenges, such as helping family cope
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Advance directives: instructions to doctors and loved ones about what kind of care you or your loved one wants near the end of life

At Mercy, we provide hospice care that helps people live with dignity, in comfort and peace, surrounded by their loved ones, as they approach the end of their lives.

Locations Nearby

Mercy Clinic Family Medicine - Steelville

  • 518 Pine Street
    Steelville, MO 65565
  • (573) 775-5838
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
95 Miles

Mercy Hospice - Jefferson

  • 5 Industrial Drive
    Crystal City, MO 63019
  • (636) 933-1200
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Phones 24 Hours)
97.2 Miles

Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology - Rolla

  • 1605 Martin Springs Drive
    Rolla, MO 65401
  • (573) 458-6379
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
108.9 Miles

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