Mercy New Life Hospice
At the end of life, what matters?
Mercy New Life Hospice provides several levels of in-home and inpatient care that focuses on what matters- peace, comfort and the courage to face this sacred journey- not only for those with a life-limiting illness, but for their loved ones, as well. Our mission at Mercy New Life Hospice is to provide the best possible care to patients and their families who are dealing with the realities of terminal illness. Our goal is to enhance dignity and improve the quality of life for those living their last months, weeks or days.
Hospice is not a place, but a holistic way of receiving end-of-life care. New Life Hospice celebrates life. We believe that dying is a life experience. We believe that the terminally ill and their families require special care, and that the ministry and work of New Life affirms and upholds the sanctity of life. Where we offer care:
What we offer: Hospice care is made available when:
- Your own home
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living facilities
- New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph
- Approved by a physician
- The patient desires hospice services
- The patient has a life expectancy of months
Who provides hospice care? Care is provided by a team comprising family members, physicians, nurses, nurse's aides, social workers, chaplain, volunteers, art therapists and a medical director.
Treatment is comfort-oriented, rather than curative.
Hospice treats the person, rather than the disease. It allows terminally ill patients and their families to experience the end of life together, in the comfort and security of home, or in a home-like setting.