Palliative Care Services

When life with illness grows complicated, extra support can make all the difference. MercyOne Siouxland Home Care and MercyOne Des Moines Home Care's teams of compassionate palliative care experts are here to help during these challenging times by providing pain and symptom relief, emotional support, and a more comfortable, meaningful daily life.


Palliative care helps those facing serious illness improve their quality of life through holistic, whole-person care. These services are focused on physical and emotional well-being at any illness stage. They can be used alongside curative treatments, unlike hospice care, which is only for end-of-life stages.

Our care team supports you by:

  • Managing difficult symptoms, including pain, nausea, or depression.
  • Addressing spiritual and emotional needs.
  • Helping to coordinate care.
  • Providing counseling and education regarding care options.
  • Assisting with challenges in daily routines.
  • Offering advance care planning guidance.

Our compassionate team brings palliative care directly to you in the comfort of your own home. We help you navigate healthcare decisions, improve daily comfort, and find meaning throughout your health journey.

When Palliative Care Can Help

Palliative care may be the right choice if you or your loved one:

  • Lives with a complex illness like cancer, lung disease, dementia, or heart failure.
  • Experiences pain, nausea, fatigue, or other distressing symptoms.
  • Needs additional physical, emotional, or spiritual support.
  • Struggles with coordinating care.

At MercyOne Siouxland Home Care and MercyOne Des Moines Home Care, we consider it an honor to ease life’s difficult moments. We provide palliative care grounded in expertise and empathy, where respect for patients and families steers every decision. Contact us to discover how our services can smooth the path ahead.