Hospice Care

When life’s journey nears its close, hospice care provides comfort, peace and improved quality of life. At MercyOne Des Moines Hospice, our compassionate care team partners closely with patients and families, walking with you during this final season.

With personalized care plans, we focus on relieving pain, managing symptoms, and providing spiritual and emotional support. Our hospice services empower patients to fully embrace their remaining days, spending meaningful time with loved ones.


Our hospice services include:

  • Management of pain and other symptoms.
  • 24/7 physician availability, including home visits as needed.
  • Nursing care provided with dignity and respect.
  • Emotional and spiritual counseling.
  • Help with daily tasks, such as bathing and dressing.
  • Delivery and management of medications, medical supplies, and equipment.
  • Care wherever patients call home.
  • Bereavement support groups for loved ones, available at no cost.
  • Guidance documenting end-of-life wishes.

Using a people-centered approach, our dedicated hospice staff works closely with each patient and family to understand their unique needs, values, and preferences. We take time to listen and involve loved ones every step of the way.

When Hospice Can Help

Deciding if hospice is the next step can be difficult. Hospice can help if your loved one:

  • Has a life-limiting, terminal illness.
  • Struggles to manage pain or other symptoms.
  • Repeatedly needs emergency care.
  • Has increasing difficulty with activities of daily living.
  • Experiences concerning changes like falls, infections, or breathing issues.

Our team of hospice professionals - including physicians, registered nurses, hospice aides, social workers, spiritual care providers, dietary counselors, and volunteers - is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care during this life chapter.

Contact Us

As a non-profit hospice agency, we honor the inherent worth and dignity of every individual we serve. Contact us today to learn more about our personalized hospice services.