CommonSpirit Mercy Hospice House

Our skilled staff provide 24-hour hospice services in a residential setting designed to comfort body, mind, and spirit. Amenities include large patient rooms with private patios, family gathering areas, gardens, a library, a living room, and even a shared kitchen.

1010 Three Springs Blvd
Durango, CO 81301

Our Services

A home away from home for hospice patients and families from throughout the Four Corners region.

We have helped hundreds of people through their end-of-life journey, empowering them to live their final days with dignity and respect. Hospice care affirms life, emphasizing quality of life, where patients and families have ample time to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the journey.

Patients and their families can rely on the personalized, compassionate care at Mercy Hospice House when patients have symptoms that may be difficult to manage at home, or when families need respite from caring for their loved ones.

Contact Mercy Home Health & Hospice Administrative Office

CommonSpirit Mercy Hospice House

Contact Mercy Home Health & Hospice Administrative Office

If you need to reach a member of the home hospice clinical team or have questions for our administrative staff, please contact 970-382-2000.


The office is located at:

175 Mercado St.
Suite 131
Durango, CO 81301

Hospice Care Services

CommonSpirit Mercy Hospice House

Hospice Care Services

There are several classifications of hospice care available at Mercy Hospice House:

  • Routine – Whether a hospice patient is in their home, a skilled nursing facility or they have chosen CommonSpirit Mercy Hospice House as their “home away from home,” routine care is designed to help patients comfortably reach their end-of life-goals. Patients and their families help plan the kind of care received and they play a vital role in communication needs, concerns or question to members of the hospice team.
  • Respite Care – Temporary hospice care that gives a patient’s caregivers a break from the intense demands of caring for their loved one at home.
  • Acute General Inpatient Care – A classification for professional hospice care provided in an inpatient setting, such as CommonSpirit Mercy Hospice House. Patients must qualify for this level of care by meeting Medicare standards, including having acute symptoms that cannot be managed in the patient’s home.

Regardless of classification of care a patient receives at Mercy Hospice House, all will have access to:

  • Care 24 hours a day, as needed
  • Care from hospice-trained professionals who have access to a full spectrum of medical resources
  • Care of physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those receiving hospice services and their families, including access to chaplains and bereavement services

Service availability and fees may vary depending on the patient’s insurance.


CommonSpirit Mercy Hospice House


Develop compassion and end-of-life awareness by helping to care for those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Volunteers are key contributors to the interdisciplinary patient care team that includes the hospice physician, chaplain, social worker, bereavement coordinator and nursing staff.

Volunteers may choose to:

  • provide respite for patient caregivers in the patient’s home
  • visit with patients in skilled nursing facilities or the Mercy Hospice House
  • engage in bereavement outreach
  • provide support at the administrative offices

Thank you for your interest in this deeply rewarding opportunity. Our volunteer commitment is a minimum of one year of service. This commitment includes one weekly shift of 3 hours. Applicants accepted into the program undergo an in-person, two-day training of approximately 16 hours.

Additional training is strongly encouraged during a volunteer’s first year and every year thereafter; an additional 20 hours of continuing education is required. Volunteers must pass a background test, drug and TB screens. Annual competencies (hand hygiene, safety, etc.) and evaluations must also be completed to maintain volunteer status.

To be considered for the next scheduled training, please fill out the volunteer application. Trainings are scheduled based on need and are currently being offered in January, April, July and October.

Mercy Hospice House

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