About Hospice at Mercy

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 ensuring the patient is pain-free and comfortable and that family members have the support they need.

The Mercy Hospice team will create a warm and compassionate setting where patients can be among family and friends – focusing on promoting the quality of life for all. This setting can be wherever you call home, whether home or apartment, nursing home, assisted living, independent care facility, or hospital.

When the time comes for end-of-life care, Mercy will be at your side. You can rest assured that your hopes and needs will receive all the loving attention possible.

Hospice Services

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.

We strive to serve everyone with dignity and care that addresses the body, mind, and spirit. With a focus on making the transition to hospice care smooth, easy and complete, we offer the following hospice services:

  • Provide medical equipment, supplies and medication related to the hospice diagnosis.
  • Offer specialized dementia and cardiac hospice programs, and we are a partner in the “We Honor Veterans” program.
  • Ease symptoms with effective pain management techniques.
  • Offer spiritual and emotional aid to patients and their loved ones.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call service to patients and families.
  • Coordinate short-term hospitalization for the treatment of acute symptoms.
  • Utilize specially trained volunteers for companionship and support
  • Provide respite care and relief for caregivers.
  • Utilize complementary therapies for comfort, symptom and pain management, including massage, aromatherapy, pet and music therapy.

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 after losing a loved one.

*Service offerings may vary by location. Please reach out to your local hospice representative for more information.

What Makes Mercy Hospice Special

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 ensure patients have the care they need, regardless of their financial situation. As required, we have access to the Mercy Foundation for funds to help cover specific patient and family needs and expenses.

A Team Approach to Hospice Care

Mercy hospice care is 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 hcan accessthe 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.

Mercy Hospice Gives Quality of Life

Casey Crawshaw, RN

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