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Mercy Hospice







What is Mercy Hospice?
Mercy Hospice, with its sister service, St. Elizabeth Hospice, is dedicated to providing care and improving quality of life for patients and families facing life-limiting illness. Our Medicare certified and JCAHO accredited program is comprised of teams of professionals and trained volunteers to walk with you through this journey. Service is provided where the patient lives and is under the direction of the patient's doctor.

What does Mercy Hospice provide?
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Medications for pain and other symptoms
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Instruction for family members in the care of the patient
  • Emotional and spiritual support for the patient and family members
  • Help in planning for legal, financial, and other practical needs
  • Home health aide services
  • Caregiver relief by trained volunteers
  • Short-term inpatient care, including respite care
  • Bereavement support
  • Community education and consultation

How does one become a Hospice patient?

Referrals to Hospice may be made by a doctor, patient, or a family member by contacting the Hospice office nearest you during regular business hours.

How is Hospice supported?
The program is financed by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other third party reimbursement as well as charitable donations and revenue from our thrift shops, The Angel's Collection in Redding and Hospice Secondhand Store in Red Bluff Tax deductible contributions help support direct patient/family services. Memorial gifts and bequests are welcome.

Admission Guidelines:
  • The patient has a limited life span
  • The patient's care is under the direction of a local doctor
  • The patient, family, and patient’s doctor must all agree to the referral and share acommon understanding and expectation of hospice care
  • The patient will be safely cared for with the availability of adequate full-time caregiving support as needed
  • The patient lives within our service area. For Mercy Hospice, that, includes Redding and the surrounding communities extending to, Igo, Ono, French Gulch, Lakehead, Shingletown, Round Mountain, and the Shasta County line in Cottonwood. St. Elizabeth Hospice serves Red Bluff and the surrounding communities extending to the Tehama County line in Cottonwood, Manton, Paynes Creek, Los Molinos, Corning, and Rancho Tehama.
Contact Mercy Medical Center Hospice

Interested in volunteering?
A 30-hour training program is offered each year to prepare volunteers for becoming part of the Hospice team. Volunteers can provide a variety of services which may include: emotional and practical support for patients and family members, caregiver relief in the home, bereavement support, and office help. Volunteers also work in our thrift shops. For more information, please call our office at (530) 245-4070.

The offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For urgent after hour needs, weekends, and holidays, phone the Hospice office and the answering service will connect you with the hospice nurse on call.

Contact Us:

  • Mercy Redding Hospice - 1544 Market Street (Downtown Mall), Redding, CA 96001- (530) 245-4070
  • St. Elizabeth Hospice- 1425 Vista Way, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 528-4207
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Mercy Medical Center Redding
2175 Rosaline Ave
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-6000