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Hospice of Mercy

Comfort. Respect. Love.

Ensure your loved ones live their final days with joy and meaning. Choose hospice care for a life as free as possible from pain and other symptoms.

Compassionate, professional end-of-life care

A team of experienced hospice professionals and dedicated, specially trained hospice volunteers care for your entire family.

  • Medical providers, nurses, home health aides, dietitians, pharmacists and physical therapists support your physical needs, including pain and symptom management.
  • Social workers and music and massage therapists provide emotional relief.
  • Chaplains and bereavement counselors offer spiritual comfort.

How can Hospice of Mercy help?

Hospice of Mercy serves patients and their loved ones, consulting with them and the patient's physician to prepare a personal, comprehensive plan of care. Our interdisciplinary team works together to ensure physical, emotional and spiritual comfort, including pain and symptom management. Your Hospice of Mercy team includes:

  • The patient, family & loved ones
  • Patient's personal physician
  • Hospice medical director
  • Hospice nurses
  • Social workers
  • Home-care aides
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Specially trained volunteers
  • Massage and music therapists
  • Dietitian
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Hospice of Mercy arranges for medical equipment for the patient. Medications relating to the patient's terminal diagnosis also are provided by Hospice of Mercy.

Who is eligible for hospice?

Hospice care is available to anyone with any kind of life-limiting illness, regardless of age or circumstance.

Download this guide to Selecting a Hospice Program. Or, call Hospice of Mercy at (319) 398-6496 to talk with our nurse or schedule a tour. We will meet with you and your family to discuss how we can help. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Where is hospice care provided?

Most hospice patients want to receive care at home, and most do. Hospice of Mercy also cares for patients in other settings as needed, including assisted-living or nursing facilities. Hospice nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for visits or consultation by phone, as needed. The Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy offers inpatient care, shelter and compassion in a warm, home-like atmosphere. Our on-site interdisciplinary team provides skilled care and support for patients, surrounded by family and friends.

What does Hospice of Mercy cost?

Everyone benefits from Hospice of Mercy's quality care, regardless of ability to pay.

Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurances cover some or all hospice care. We will help you and your family understand coverage.

The generous support that Hospice of Mercy receives from the community enables us to provide quality care to all who need it.

Does hospice help families after their loved one dies?

Yes. After a loved one dies, Hospice of Mercy continues to support families as they experience grief and loss, which can be overwhelming.

Grief and bereavement services can help adults and children cope with their loss. Services include personal contacts, educational programs, a monthly newsletter and support groups. Hospice of Mercy stays in touch with families for more than a year after the death of a loved one.

Donate to Hospice

Thank you for helping us make hospice care available to anyone who needs it! You can make a donation online or mail a check to the Mercy Foundation at 701 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.

Hospice Information & Education

Contact Information

Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy
& Hospice of Mercy Office
315 18th Avenue
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

Phone Numbers:
(319) 398-6496

Volunteer Office:
(319) 398-6628

Always open.