At Providence Hospice, we provide services and support to help you and your family focus on quality of life when you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We are a community-based program that provides comfort care in the home with a team of compassionate professionals. We work with you and your family to identify your goals for your care. Most often, these include maintaining comfort and dignity while keeping you safe and secure at home.
We know that a terminal illness affects everyone in the family, and we are here for your whole family. We offer practical support and guidance for everyday life as well as emotional support. We understand that sometimes what you need most is a gentle touch or a friendly ear, and we are always here to provide it.
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Although we treat people with all types of diagnoses, the most common conditions we see in those we serve are: cancer, dementia, heart disease, kidney disease, liver failure, lung disease and stroke.
At hospice, we neither prolong life nor hasten death. Our goal is to make you or your loved one comfortable physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. End-of-life care that eases discomfort allows you to better enjoy loved ones and the things that are most important to you in the natural time you have remaining. Services we offer include:
- As a Medicare Certified Hospice, we provide 4 levels of care, including:
- Continuous care — short-term, intensive in-home care
- General inpatient — short-term, acute care under hospice at Providence Alaska Medical Center
- Respite care — short-term care in a designated facility
- Routine care in the home
- Case management by a registered nurse
- Durable medical equipment
- Medication for pain and symptom management
- Nursing aide visits to assist with personal care
- Physician oversight
- Regular home nursing visits and 24-hour access to a registered nurse RN for urgent questions and support
- Social worker support
- Spiritual care
- Volunteer support
- One year of bereavement support for family members, consisting of mailings, memorial services and grief support
Your financial gifts help support our work and benefit the patients and families we serve. All contributions are welcome. A donation may be a special way to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one or to honor someone living.
You may make your gift online, or, if you’d prefer, send a check by mail. We also welcome in-person cash donations at our office Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.