Sometimes, despite all efforts, disease cannot be cured. When faced with terminal illness, many families choose hospice care for their loved ones. In hospice, care shifts from curative to comfort. Hospice care is designed to control pain and discomfort, and provide dignity and peace to people nearing end of life.
Although the decision to begin hospice care is never an easy one, the Vitas Hospice Inpatient Unit at Mercy eases the transition by providing patients and families exceptional care and extraordinary comfort.
The Vitas Hospice Inpatient Unit At Mercy
Vitas Hospice offers terminally ill patients medical, psychological and spiritual support and counseling. A dedicated staff of nurses, physicians, spiritual services, and volunteers take a team approach to patient care and family support. In addition, physicians who specialize in palliative medicine are available around the clock, and all physicians have admitting privileges 24 hours a day, should a patient require additional care.
Decorated with soothing colors and comfortable furnishings, this very special place provides a home-like environment. Family and friends are welcome anytime. Many rooms have sofa beds and recliner chairs. The unit also features a kitchen and several designated family areas that provide comfortable places for a family discussion or a brief rest.
Built on the belief that death can be a personal, dignified and peaceful experience, Vitas Hospice offers terminally ill patients and their families a compassionate transition to end of life.
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