Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.
Our large progressive certified MediCare/MediCal Hospice Agency serves a diverse client base throughout the Sacramento Service area.
Mercy Hospice is a comprehensive program offered by Dignity Health for individuals and families facing serious and life-threatening illness with a prognosis of six months or less. Mercy Hospice professionals and volunteers offer physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to patients and families. The primary focus of Mercy Hospice is to enable families to care for their loved ones at home. Specialized support and care are carried out under the direction of a physician and include:
The Mercy Hospice team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors (including dietary), chaplains, home health aides, and volunteers. The hospice team meets regularly to discuss current cases and coordinate care to ensure quality and continuity for the patient. The medical director meets with the team to review care plans, giving direction and advice as necessary. Additional services are provided such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy when needed.
Hospice provides 24 hour-a-day support for patients and their families.
Mercy Hospice is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission accredited program. We are also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA), California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH), and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). We are a partner in the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. Mercy Hospice also contracts with many major private insurance companies that provide a hospice benefit. Regardless of ability to pay, Mercy Hospice is available to patients and families who are facing life-limiting illness.
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