End-of-life Care for the Whole Person
Hospice services from Mercy Medical Center Homecare & Hospice are directed toward physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. We focus on the quality of life and draw upon the expertise of physicians, clergy, nurses, counselors, social workers, home health aides, trained volunteers and therapists. The philosophy of hospice is reflected through the beliefs that dying is part of living and that dying persons and their families have physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs as well as a right to make decisions related to the meeting of those needs.
Home health care is provided on an intermittent basisand is available when needed 24 hours a day. Provided in the home, a skilled nursing facility, or the hospital, our hospice services include:
- Nursing care
- Pain management and symptom control
- Medication supervision and assistance
- Appropriate medical equipment and supplies
- Nutritional planning
- Household chore assistance
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Companionship and short-term respite
Mercy Medical Center Homecare & Hospice also offers free follow-up bereavement services for family members and others involved in a loved one’s end-of-life care. Private counseling sessions for individuals and families are available throughout the first year of bereavement.