Comprehensive services offered at Mercy Hospice Mount Shasta
Your time is important. When you’re with our care team, we want you to get the most out of your visit. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians is ready to serve when you need us most. With a combination of expert knowledge, compassionate care, and personalized treatment plans, you can count on us to work for you.
Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled nursing is a form of high-level patient care that is provided by licensed nurses in settings such as hospitals, assisted living communities, nursing homes, Life Plan Communities, and other types of certified locations.
Medications for Pain
There are a variety of medications for pain that can be obtained over-the-counter or with a prescription. Classes of pain medication include acetaminophen, NSAIDs, corticosteroids, opioids, muscles relaxants, anti-anxiety medications, and some antidepressants and anticonvulsant medications.
Medical supplies and equipment are instrumental in providing the proper acute and long-term care to patients in a hospital or other healthcare setting. There is a wide range of medical supplies and equipment, from splints and braces, to medical beds and stretchers, to imaging machines and the equipment used to monitor vital signs.
Instruction for Family Members
When a patient is discharged from the hospital, instructions for family members on their care at home is important to their recovery. This can be accomplished by ensuring a family member is present when the patient is being taught and printed materials should be provided to the family members in charge of patient care.
Emotional and spiritual support is typically the work of hospital chaplains and they work with local religious and spiritual leaders to help provide emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families.
Legal and financial planning is done with the use of documents, such as a will, living trust, or advanced directives, that are created to ensure a person's late-stage or end-of-life care and financial wishes are carried out as they want them to be.
A Patient Financial Counselor offers financial advice and assistance to patients regarding medical bills. They are the liaison between patients and their insurance companies; often coordinating payments and answering questions from both parties.
Home Health Aide Services
Home health aide services care for people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or age-related problems and who still live in their own home.
Respite care provides temporary relief to a primary caregiver from the continuous support and care of a person who is elderly or disabled and dependent on others.
Short-Term Inpatient Care
Short-term inpatient care is care given to a patient in-hospital. This is typically provided to patients who require respite, symptom management, or pain management. Short-term inpatient care can be provided after surgery, for an injury, or during illness.
Respiratory care is therapy that is performed by a respiratory therapist, who care for people who have chronic lung conditions, such as asthma, emphysema, or bronchitis. Respiratory therapy can include the delivery of medications to the lungs and breathing therapy.
Bereavement is the period of sadness and loneliness that people experience from a loss. Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness and despair.