The grounds of Seward Mountain Haven have four homes designed for 10 elders who each enjoy their own spacious bedroom and private bathroom. The great room of each home has an open-air kitchen, family-style dining room and a hearth where elders and guests can gather to visit. The homes also have secure patios with breathtaking views of Seward’s mountains and bay.
In this home-like environment, caregivers provide a high-level of nurturing care. Elders have the opportunity to be more involved in daily activities such as cooking, planning menus, picking furnishings and choosing décor. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to visit.
Although the houses look and function like homes rather than traditional institutional nursing facilities, the quality and level of medical care remains high. The environment of Seward Mountain Haven, combined with continued high-quality long-term medical care provides elders with a better quality of life and may improve overall health.
- Integral part of Providence Seward Medical & Care Center
- All certified nursing assistants have completed advanced training
- Full array of medical and spiritual services
The admissions office at Providence Seward Mountain Haven is here to help you and your family navigate the referral and admission process. We encourage you to call our office, ask questions, and schedule an appointment.
To apply for admission, there are several forms that need to be completed. Some are completed by you and some will need to be completed by your primary care physician.
- Long Term Care Authorization
- Authorization to release Financial Information
- MOST form
Once a completed application is received, our admissions team will review the application in a timely manner to determine if Providence Seward Mountain Haven can meet the needs of your elder.
- Long term care Medicaid
- Long term Care V.A. insurance
- Private Pay
If you have further question or would like to schedule an appointment for a tour, please contact our admissions coordinator at 907-224-2993.
Below is a sample of conditions and diseases we provide nutrition services for:
- Care before and after bariatric surgeries
- Child and infant nutrition
- Diabetes (including Type 1, Type 2, and gestational)
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Heart disease
- Liver disease management
- Sports nutrition
- Weight management
If you would like to find out more about our services or make an appointment, please contact us at 907-224-2800 or visit us at:
Seward Mountain Haven - The Commons Building
2203 Oak Street
Seward, AK 99664
Here at Mountain Haven, we provide a variety of nutrition services for our elders to ensure their health status. These include but are not limited to nutrition assessments, diet education, food safety walkthroughs, and food choice assistance. We also provide nutrition continuing education for our caregivers so that they can offer more to the elders. We strive to meet elders' health goals while maximizing their enjoyment of food and life.
Food should not be a source of stress for anyone. Whether the individual experienced sudden health changes or have been struggling with weight management, we welcome everyone. Through conducting comprehensive nutrition assessments and counseling, we hope to guide you to making long-lasting health behavioral changes that promotes and enhances your well being.
Our Mission Integration Manager aims to live our mission every day and foster excellence in spiritual care by providing compassionate service to all of our Elders. She makes regular rounds to visit our Elders and assists them in prayer, Scripture, Celebration of Life services and special occasions. She is also there to lend a hand with puzzles and games or a just a helpful ear to listen. Participating in life engagement activities with our Elders helps build a relationship of trust and respect for each other.
She also seeks to integrate the Mission among Caregivers. Aside from meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens, including being their advocate and meeting their spiritual needs, she enjoys working with a great staff. This is not easy work; it takes a special kind of person to perform this kind of service, and it is a blessing to work with such a great interdisciplinary team.
Worship services are held each Sunday at 2:00 p.m., which are led by different local community churches on a rotating basis. Each lodge takes turns hosting the service, and community clergy members also visit the lodges throughout the week and on special occasions. Singing hymns is especially popular with our Elders here, and many of the Elders enjoy listening to singing groups and special music provided by caring volunteers from the Seward community. When the weather permits, Elders can gather in the Chapel, located in the Commons Building, for singing, worship, prayer or simply meditation.
Our goal in the Mission Integration/Spiritual Care Department is to facilitate spiritual growth and enable each Elder to achieve his or her own individual goals along a unique spiritual journey. No matter what the faith tradition—or none at all—we are here to support, encourage and provide a ministry of presence to Caregivers, Elders, and family members.
At Providence Seward Mountain Haven, our therapists are here to help you recover as quickly as possible and live a healthy life. We offer physical, speech and occupational therapy for patients of all ages.
Here at Providence Seward Mountain Haven, we have dedicated staff that provide opportunities for the elders to enjoy the highest possible quality of life through meaningful activity.
The programs consist of large group, small group, one to one and individual activities that meet the needs of individual residents.
Our therapists complete an assessment of each resident, provide materials or other means of interest for meaningful activity pursuits. We also implement individualized activity care plans and activity calendars. Some activities include painting, arts & crafts, karaoke, bingo, card games, movies, reading, special entertainment and holiday events.
Community outings, such as shopping, going to lunch, going to movies, trips to the fair and scenic drives are strong components of the program.
Families can be included in the activity planning process and our therapists promote good mental health by encouraging and assisting residents to socialize with each other and maintain contact with family and friends.
The caregivers who work in the lodges have received negative test results from last week’s testing with no new exposures. The residents in Eagle and Fireweed and all caregivers at PSMH are being tested on 9/15/21, with additional tests on a schedule as needed or required. Residents’ families/legal representatives will be notified of the results, and test results are accessible through MyChart. Please let us know if you need assistance to sign up for MyChart for your loved one. If residents in Eagle and Fireweed have a negative test result they will be off quarantine. Staff are providing medically-necessary care and support in each resident’s room; and residents have been informed by nursing staff of the positive COVID case. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, face shields, gloves and gowns as needed when providing care to our residents to keep them safe. Most of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. Providence caregivers are now required to get the vaccine or sign a declination only for medical or religious reasons.
For residents of Eagle or Fireweed, there are no visits on the patio until they are out of quarantine, though “window visits" are encouraged with these residents outside their bedroom window. Simply call the lodge and verify that the time you plan to come for your window visit is a good time. Please ring the bell at the lodge and let staff know you are there so staff can ensure that the person you are visiting is awake and assist the resident with using the phone to talk to you during your window visit. For residents in Lupine and Raven lodges, visitation on the patio is still allowed: please continue to call and schedule your visits with Jill, 907-224-2993 or Samara, 907-224-2928.
During this time of quarantine, residents can request a virtual visit from Amy Mullen for spiritual care support and Scripture readings. They can also request a phone call from pastors and priests in the community. Due to the increase in community COVID cases and recent positive case in our facility, our Sunday worship services are on hold and will resume when it is safe to do so. Online spiritual services are available to residents as well.
The Life Engagement team is calling, face-timing and doing window visits with residents in Eagle and Fireweed to provide social interaction, and is providing each lodge with supplies for activities such as arts and crafts, coloring or other safe individual activity ideas, such as audio books for lodge staff to assist residents to do during this time of quarantine depending on each resident’s preferences and needs. Once we are in the clear, group activities will resume at a safe social distance in Eagle and Fireweed. Life Engagement activities are continuing as usual in Lupine and Raven lodges.