Focus on the patient.
Hospice care focuses on the patient and highlights the quality rather than the length of life. It affirms life and does not hasten nor postpone death. St. Elizabeth Hospice nurses help their patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones.
Patients are eligible for hospice when they no longer seek curative treatment and life expectancy is estimated to be six months or less. Depending on the disease process and other variables, the patient, their family, and the doctor often decide together when hospice services should begin. There are times when patients may graduate from hospice care. Examples include when their condition improves, the disease goes into remission, or the patient chooses to return to active treatment. Hospice care can always be resumed at a later time.
We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mercy Hospice, 1544 Market Street (Downtown Mall), Redding, CA 96001
St. Elizabeth Hospice, 1425 Vista Way, Red Bluff, CA 96080
For urgent needs after hours or on the weekends and holidays, please call the hospice office and the answering service will connect you with the hospice nurse on call.
For more information on hospice or bereavement classes, please call (530) 245-4070.