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Health and Wellness in Natchez, MS

Hospitals, senior care and hospices among many services

By John McBryde on April 29, 2015

Natchez Community Hospital in Natchez, MS
Natchez / Eric Roberts

Time for a checkup? Many health and wellness choices are available to residents in Natchez and Adams County, where the medical sector also employs more than 400 area residents.


Merit Health Natchez and Merith Health Natchez Community Campus together serve five Mississippi counties and two Louisiana parishes. Merit Health Natchez comprises 179 beds and will be the home of the recently merged facilities. Merit Health Natchez will undergo significant renovations to more than 34,000 square feet of its facility to modernize the facility, expand access and increase patient comfort.

Senior Care and Assisted Living

Four top nursing homes and assisted-living facilities serve the Natchez region, including Adams County Nursing Center that has 100 Medicare/Medicaid beds. Also providing care in the community are Crown Health & Rehab of Natchez, Glenburney Nursing Home, and Magnolia Village that offers an assisted-living environment for those who no longer feel comfortable living independently.

Home Health and Hospice

Six hospice organizations and nearly a dozen home health providers help care for aging residents in Natchez and Adams County. They include Mississippi-based Sta-Home Health & Hospice, whose services include skilled nursing, dietary counseling and physical and occupational therapy. At Hospice Compassus, their staff specializes in pain- and symptom-controlled care around patient and family goals, with physician-directed specialized nursing and spiritual counseling.

Deaconess HomeCare and Hospice Services is one of the state’s largest Medicare-certified home health agencies and one of the 10 largest in the country. Other top facilities in Natchez-Adams County are Camelia Home Health, Compassionate Care Hospice Advantage and Heart2heart Homecare Services.

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