Hospice is not about giving up hope. It’s about changing what you hope for. In this time of need, when you or a loved one is approaching the end of life, your hopes can focus on what truly matters. This includes making sure the patient is pain free and comfortable, and that family members have the support they need.
The Mercy Hospice team provides specialized care and comfort for those whose life expectancy is six months or less, and when treatments to cure a condition or prolong life are no longer being pursued.
When this time comes, the Mercy Hospice team will create a warm and compassionate setting where patients can be among family and friends – with a focus on promoting the quality of life for all. This setting can be wherever you call home:
We strive to serve everyone with dignity and care that addresses the body, as well as the mind and spirit. With a focus on making the transition to hospice care smooth, easy and complete, we:
Personalized support continues through visits, phone calls, grief support groups and individual meetings.
In addition, our bereavement professionals help families and friends prepare and embrace life without their loved ones. Bereavement care is available to family and friends for up to a year following the loss of a loved one.
Mercy is non-profit, faith-based. Tending to the spiritual needs of patients and families is not a secondary service, but a primary focus of our care.
Guided by our Christian mission, we make sure patients have the care they need, regardless of their financial situation. As needed, we have access to the Mercy Foundation for funds to help cover certain patient and family needs and expenses.
Mercy hospice care is a delivered by a team of medical and support professionals who develop a personalized care plan for each patient. This team includes a medical director, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains and volunteers.
Care is highly coordinated and all team members have access to the same electronic health record. They always know the current status of the patient. And as needed, patients and families have easy and coordinated access to a rich network of Mercy physicians and services.
When the time comes for end of life care, Mercy will be at your side. You can rest assure that that your hopes and needs will receive all the loving attention possible.