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Seward Mountain Haven

3336.0 miles away
907-224-2800
Fax: 907-224-3798

Seward Mountain Haven

3336.0 miles away
Fax: 907-224-3798

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.

Why choose Providence

Learn more about us

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.

Important forms

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.

Payment options
  • Long term care Medicaid
  • Long term Care V.A. insurance
  • Private Pay
For more information

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

Long term care services

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.

Outpatient services

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.

Rehabilitation services

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.

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Activity therapies

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.

September 20, 2021 Update
COVID Testing

The residents in Eagle and Fireweed and all caregivers at PSMH were tested on 9/15/21, and test results were negative. Eagle and Fireweed lodge residents came off quarantine when test results were received last week. Lupine and Raven residents did not need to quarantine since they were not at risk of potential exposure. The Kenai Peninsula Borough remains in the red for number of community COVID cases. Please let us know if you need assistance to sign up for MyChart for your loved one. 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. In order to keep our residents, patients and caregivers and families safe, and to be in federal compliance, Providence caregivers are now required to be fully vaccinated or sign a declination form for medical or religious reasons by Oct. 18, 2021.

Visitation

Residents can have visitors outside their lodge on the patio, with a maximum of two visitors at a time. If you would like to schedule a visit to see a resident, please call during office hours Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Jill Hemstock: (907) 224-2993 or Samara Byrnes: (907) 362-1731. If you come to visit on the weekend and did not schedule a visit yet, please call your resident’s lodge and let the lodge staff know you would like to visit. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. Unfortunately no minors are able to visit at this time, unless it is outside a closed window. If a resident is in quarantine, visits on the patio are not allowed, though residents can still receive visits outside their bedroom window while on the phone to talk.

Spiritual Care

Amy Mullen is providing a weekly streamed service, singing, and discussion in each of our lodges in lieu of a Sunday service, until it is safe for pastors or priests to visit inside again. Residents can request an individual visit from Amy for spiritual care support, and/or they can again request a visit from pastors and priests in the community to meet outside on the patio.

Life Engagement

The Life Engagement team has resumed activities in Eagle and Fireweed (activities had continued in Lupine and Raven) such as arts and crafts, bingo, karaoke, birthday parties, reminiscing, and story-telling with residents to connect and have fun together with safe social distancing.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Melanie Smith, Supervisor of Care Management Services: 907-224-2980; or Jill Hemstock, Admissions & Social Services Coordinator: 907-224-2993.

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