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Hospice care is most effective in helping improve the quality of life when referrals are made early in the diagnosis. This allows our team sufficient time to assess the patient's needs and coordinate services for the family's needs.
To be eligible for hospice services, all of the following apply:
Initial referrals are accepted from the primary physician, social worker, nurse, patient, family, or any other participants in the patient's care.
Referrals and information consultations are available at no charge.
These are the steps undertaken to begin a referral:
Review referral guidelines by diagnosis or contact the Hospice of Mercy office at (319) 398-6850 to make a referral or for more information.