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A tradition of caring

With roots in both Mercy Health System and the Visiting Nurse Association, Mercy Hospice and Home Health Care are vital parts of a long tradition of health care excellence in Janesville, Rock County and beyond.

Our roots in home health care

Mercy Home Health Care came to be in 1964 as Visiting Nurse Health Care Services.

It was the vision of VNHCS to offer its home care patients hospice services from the same familiar and friendly staff. The agency felt that, for patients going from home care to hospice, changing staff was very traumatic. By offering home hospice services to complement its home health care services, the agency could offer patients an easy transition to hospice, with the same staff and same routine that the patient is used to. That tradition of compassionate care and continuity became Mercy Hospice Care in 1993 and is honored to this day.

Held to high standards

Our name itself—Mercy Hospice Care and Mercy Home Health Care—implies not only deep roots in the community, but also quality, excellence and caring through the years, and a focus on providing exceptional care into the future.

Individuals know that if someday they or a loved one needs Mercy Home Health or Hospice Care services, they will receive high-quality care ensured by Mercy Health System. Mercy holds its services and employees to high standards, and always aims for excellence.

We can think of no greater honor than to serve our community, and to accompany an individual on his life’s journey.