Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry, serving seriously ill patients in all of King County, Washington including Vashon Island. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to people nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends.
“If only we had called you sooner...” is a comment we often hear from family members who have experienced the benefits of hospice care. Contact us as soon as you have questions or concerns about end-of-life care options. Contact us to make a referral or to request a free consultation. We promise to respond to your inquiry within one hour.
Providence Hospice of Seattle serves seriously ill adults, children and families throughout King County, including Vashon Island. Our teams of professional health care providers have specialized training in end-of-life care. Our hospice care teams include nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, pharmacist, medical directors, grief support counselors and volunteers.Through skilled, compassionate care, we strive to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families. Hospice care is most effective when it is begun early so that patients and their families can benefit from the education, support and counseling services.
The truth is that hospice is not about how you die. It is about how you live. Hospice care helps patients and their families make informed choices, provides companionship to patients and respite to caregivers, provides grief support, and identifies key community services that can be of assistance. All hospice services are provided in the patient's home or place of residence: nursing home, assisted living facility or adult family home.
“You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”
Dame Cecily Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement
You can bring hospice care and grief support to someone in need. Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. There are many ways you can help us.
If your patient is in need of hospice or palliative care, or if you would like to know more about our services, please call our Access Services Department at 800-221-8022 . If you are ready to make a referral, complete the Physician Referral Fax Form and fax it to us at 206-320-7333.
There are many things caregivers can do in the home to look after their loved ones and assist with their daily needs. From helping the patient transfer from bed to a wheelchair to repositioning the patient in bed, friends and family members can contribute to the patient's care.
We created the following videos to explain some of the common ways you can assist with end-of-life care:
- Transferring patient from bed to wheelchair
- How to reposition a bed bound patient
- Make an occupied bed
- How to deliver liquid medication
- How to crush medication