Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice recognizes dying as part of the normal process of living and focuses on maintaining life. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care, and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and their families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them. (Standards of a Hospice Program of Care, National Hospice Association, 1993.)
To aid in decision making, we offer the following general guidelines.
We welcome discussion and/or questions and understand the need to
review patient status and needs on a case-by-case basis.
Mercy Hospice is Medicare-certified. Working in conjunction with
Mercy Hospice, the Mercy Foundation administers a Terminal Illness
Fund, which provides money to help offset some of the costs of caring
for a terminally ill person.
Each moment in life is priceless
It's time to begin making each
Home Health nurses provide skilled healthcare visits to people in their homes or foster homes. Services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, medical social services and a 24-hour on-call nurse.
Individuals who require periodic skilled healthcare visits and have difficulty leaving home are candidates for these Medicare-approved services. Home health requires an order from your physician.
To inquire about Hospice (541) 677-2384
For information about Mercy Foundation, please contact us at:
2700 Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 677- 4818