We are here when you need us
When area residents and their families are faced with a life-limiting illness, Mercy Medical Center Redding continues its mission of compassionate care and comfort to help them through the last steps of their life’s journey.
Mercy Hospice provides physical, emotional, and spiritual help in the supportive surroundings of the patient's own home, a hospital, nursing home, or private hospice facility 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.
What is hospice? Hospice care focuses on the patient and highlights the quality rather than the length of life. It affirms life and does not hasten nor postpone death. Mercy Hospice nurses help their patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice care can be given in the patient’s home, a hospital, nursing home, or private hospice facility, but in the United States most hospice care is given in the home, with a family member serving as the main hands-on caregiver.
When should you ask for hospice help?
When patients can no longer benefit from curative treatment and life expectancy is estimated to be about six months. Depending on the disease process and other variables, the patient, their family, and the doctor often decide together when hospice services should begin. There are times, when patients “graduate” from hospice when their condition improves;the disease goes into remission; or the patient chooses to return to active treatment. Hospice care can always be resumed at a later time. Mercy Hospice Services are here for you and your family whenever you might need us. We are just a phone call away.
Call for more information on Hospice or bereavement classes: 530-245-4070
“When you cannot add days to your life, add life to your days.”
Donations to Mercy Hospice through Mercy Foundation North help to cover patient expenses. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay.