Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County
2731 Wetmore, Suite 500 Everett, WA 98201.
Phone: (425) 261-4800
Providence Hospice And Home Care Of Snohomish County
Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County provides comprehensive medical care in the patient’s home. They provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support via trained staff and volunteers that assist the patient and family as they work towards medical rehabilitation or a peaceful and dignified death. They work to promote optimum patient comfort through pain and symptom management, palliative care, stress reduction, and the general well being of the patient.
What is hospice?
Hospice is a way of caring for people with a progressive, life-threatening illness that helps them live their final months of life to the fullest, as comfortable as possible, in the setting of their own homes. Hospice is a combination of services designed to address not only the physical needs of patients, but also the psycho-social needs of patients, their families and loved ones. Hospice combines the best in pain control, symptom management and emotional and spiritual support.
Staff includes nurses, home health aides, medical social workers, chaplains, physical therapists and occupational therapists, are available to make home visits according to the patients’ needs and wishes. Trained hospice volunteers provide companionship, assistance with tasks of daily living, and respite care for caregivers.
When is hospice appropriate and Where is it provided?
People with a terminal diagnosis of six months or less – as a result of cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, end-stage heart disease, or other condition – choose hospice when curative treatment is no longer effective or desirable, and does not add to the patient’s quality of life. In most cases, hospice care is provided in the home, so patients can live in a familiar setting surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice care may also be provided in other settings such as long-term care facilities.
Who pays for hospice?
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance companies provide hospice benefits. Providence Hospice of Snohomish County provides care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
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All of the information provided on this page comes from the Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County website & the banner image above is from Google Maps. (Updated June 6, 2018)