Providence Mother Joseph Care Center
Providence Mother Joseph Care Center
At Providence Mother Joseph Care Center we are dedicated to our core values of compassion, justice, excellence, stewardship and respect for the dignity of individuals. We are a Catholic, not-for-profit facility serving people of all ages and faiths who require transitional or long-term skilled nursing care.
Our approach offers sensitive, holistic care attending to the physical, social and psychological needs of our residents while emphasizing respect for the cultural and spiritual diversity of those we serve.
Providence Mother Joseph Care Center is part of Providence Health & Services in Southwest Washington, which includes Providence St. Peter Hospital, Providence Centralia Hospital, Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice and Providence St. Francis House.
The staff of Providence Mother Joseph Care Center are caring individuals personally committed to providing a comforting home-like environment that supports and enhances the lives and well-being of our residents.
Take a virtual tour through Mother Joseph Care Center to see what's inside.
We welcome your visit or phone call as you begin planning for care after an illness or injury. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for those patients coming directly out of a hospital who require skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation to recover and recuperate.
We encourage all prospective residents and patients and their families to come for a tour. It's the best way to get to know us and see what we do. During a tour our staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have, and will provide information regarding care, services and rates. Please call for an appointment 360-493-4900. Unscheduled visits for tours are welcome during regular business hours, but please allow extra time as there may be a wait.
If you are unable to come by for an in-person tour we invite you to take a virtual tour from the comfort of your computer or tablet.
If you prefer, please call for assistance in answering your important questions so that we can help you to better understand our services, evaluate your specific needs, and recommend an appropriate level of care. You can reach our Admissions office at 360-493-4908.
Payment for services may be arranged in the following ways:
- PMJCCmotherjosephstatuePrivate Pay (cash or check)
- Medicare (requires a three day Qualifying Hospital Stay)
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Contracted Private Health Insurance
For more information about Medicare/Medicaid, visit their website.
Our newly renovated building, thanks in part through charitable gifts to our foundation, has a reassuringly homelike feeling and offers ease of access and movement. Bay windows in resident rooms provide personal space for an assortment of keepsakes from home. Our two beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyards offer charming gazebos, picnic tables and raised gardening beds. We have a welcoming living room and cozy library that provide communal space for our residents to relax or visit with guests.
Leisure and recreational programs are designed by our Activities Department to improve functional abilities related to physical skills and personal knowledge goals. These programs also give our residents and staff a chance to be creative and provide a fun and cheerful atmosphere. Residents and patients enjoy weekly activities such as BINGO, baking, and arts and crafts. We offer regularly scheduled outings for shopping trips, dining out for lunch, going to the movies, or a day at the casino. We also have special seasonal outings like Seattle Mariners games, Music in the Park, ferry rides to Vashon Island, or Seniors Day at the Western Washington Fair. All patients, residents and family members are welcome and encouraged to participate.
- View our activities calendar for more information about monthly planned activities.
Spiritual Care Services are provided to serve residents, families and staff who desire spiritual support, counseling and religious programs and study. People of all faiths are welcome at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center. Regularly scheduled services including Roman Catholic Mass, are offered in our Chapel, which is open and accessible to our residents, staff and family members day and night.
- Take a virtual tour of the Chapel
- View our spiritual care calendar for more information about monthly planned activities.
Above all, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center respects each individual’s right to self-determination. We encourage participation in the “Plan of Care.” You will find the Resident’s Bill of Rights posted throughout our facility. A written copy is provided to all residents at the time of admission.
Providence Mother Joseph Care Center does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities.
Since 1995, donors have been making a tangible difference in the lives of Mother Joseph residents. Patient care services, health education and vital equipment purchases have all been made possible through gifts to the Providence St. Peter Foundation.
Specific areas of support include enhancing the experience of residents and their family members and also providing assistance for continuing education for the staff. Through the compassion and investment from donors, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center maintains an exceptional level of care from a staff deeply committed to the Mission of Providence.
Become a volunteer and enrich the lives of others as well as your own. Providence Mother Joseph Care Center has rewarding and fun opportunities for you. Our residents and staff value our volunteers who make a difference through assisting with group and intergenerational activities, making individual one to one visits with residents, and helping to care for our facility pets. Keeping active and engaged ensures a rich and rewarding quality of life for our residents and our volunteers help to make that happen.
- Play checkers, chess or cards with a resident.
- Visit with residents about past vocation or places where they have lived and traveled.
- Take a resident outside in one of our beautiful courtyards to enjoy the fresh air and gardens.
- Play the piano or organ at mealtime or for a special program.
- A class or scout troop that wants to get involved with an intergenerational program.
- A choir or dance group looking for experience and a chance to try out their talents.
- Stroll the hallways playing a musical instrument or singing.
- Share your skills with a demonstration.
- Share examples of your hobby or collection.
- Share travel slides/video or photos with a group.
- Share your talents of carpentry, crafts, scrapbooking, or other projects.
- Give instruction in our art class or coordinate a special art project.
- Ride-A-Long companionship for residents going to doctor appointments.
- Assist with outings to shopping, parks, fairs and other destinations.
- Read the newspaper or books aloud for groups or individuals.
- Lead a sports group/Monday night football /Mariner’s game with residents.
- Help with group activities such as BINGO or bowling.
- Fill bird feeders outside resident room windows.
- Assist residents with Computer skills (set up e-mail, teach them how to surf the internet).
- Assist with our resident Library.
- NODA Program (No One Dies Alone)
- Provide clerical assistance in one of our service departments.
… or create your own program based on your skills and interests to share with our residents.
Training will depend upon the volunteer activity. Some positions require that the volunteer have more in depth training prior to engaging in the activity, but most positions offer “on-the-job” training by a staff member.
All persons newly admitted to Providence Mother Joseph Care Center (PMJCC) are tested for COVID-19 prior to admission and again 6 to 8 days after admission. Patients that are not fully vaccinated are under a 14-day quarantine upon admission. To inquire about bed availability and services, please call our Admissions office at 360-493-4908.
PMJCC is following the guidelines of the current Safe Start Plan for Washington State as it applies to skilled nursing facilities. Please be aware that the Safe Start Plan for Washington State and/or our local health jurisdiction may be more stringent than the CMS guidance, and guidelines for skilled nursing facilities differ from those for the general public and other care settings.
We care deeply for all our residents and patients and know you are counting on us to provide exceptional care now more than ever before. We also understand how important it is to have timely and accurate information to help ease your concerns. We have a 24/7 Ministry Alert Line at 425-687-4035 for family members and loved ones to help keep you informed our current COVID-19 updates. The recorded messages include our current COVID-19 testing results. Our Ministry Alert Line is updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 5 p.m., or more frequently as needed. Please note, the Ministry Alert Line is used for general ministry information and announcements; we will contact you directly with any urgent information specific to the care of your loved one.
PMJCC follows all CDC and public health guidelines for testing. Our routine testing is as follows:
- All residents and patients are tested prior to admission, 6 to 8 days after admission, and as required.
- We continue to conduct regular testing for our caregivers. Testing cadence is based on the positive cases in our county from the previous week and frequency can range from once per month, to once per week, to twice per week.
We are following the Washington Safe Start Guidelines for Skilled Nursing Facilities for visitations. Our complete COVID-19 Pandemic: Temporary Resident/Patient Visitor Policy is provided upon admission and is available to residents, patients, and their families upon request. In the event of a community and/or facility outbreak, all visitation is subject to what is currently allowed per our local health jurisdictions.
In-Person Visitation (when allowable for those meeting current criteria):
- It is highly encouraged that all persons are fully vaccinated prior to visiting patients and residents.
- Scheduling: Please schedule visits at least one day in advance through our Reception (360-493-4900) during the following hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Visitation days and times: Visits are scheduled daily between 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday evening visits are scheduled between 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.
- Duration and number of visitors: Duration of visits will be one hour from the scheduled start time. Up to 2 visitors at a time per resident/patient; no same day reentry for visitor(s).
- Visitation Location: Visits are to take place in the designated and assigned visitation location only.
- Visitor instructions and criteria include, but are not limited to:
- Please arrive about 5 to 10 minutes before your visit start time to allow time for the screening process.
- Visitors must pass screening.
- All visitors must be able to follow all precautions including masking as required.
- Please call to cancel if on the day of your visit you are currently sick, or if you have been in close proximity to someone in the last 14 days who is currently sick with COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness.
- We have guidelines specific to Comfort Care/Hospice, End-of-Life and Compassionate Care visitation; please contact your care team with any questions.
Virtual/Remote & “Window” Visits:
- We have several tablets that our caregivers can use to assist you and your loved one to have a face-to-face visit while maintaining safety. We use the following apps for virtual visits: Zoom (provide ID# and password), Google Duo (provide phone number or email address), Face Time (provide phone number or email address), Skype (if on patient’s/resident’s personal device; we do not have Skype loaded on our tablets).
- If you choose to have a “window visit,” please keep in mind that they also need to be scheduled in advance to ensure privacy and safety for those in our care as well as for those on our property. Also, please keep in mind that there are not walkways for “window visits;” the grounds around our building are grass and garden beds. If you have concerns or mobility issues with the uneven surface, please inquire about using one of our emergency exit doorways for your visit, which have a paved surface and are covered.
- For assistance and to schedule a virtual or window visit, please call:
- Transitional Care: Call the nurses station at 360-493-4924
- Long Term Care: Call the Recreation Department at 360-493-4634
We are hold monthly PMJCC COVID-19 Response Virtual Town Hall Meetings for families and loved ones to help keep you up to date on our efforts to keep our residents, patients, and caregivers as safe as possible during the pandemic. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the Microsoft Teams app. An invitation will be emailed to the main contact email addresses we have on record. Please contact your Social Worker to ensure your email address is included.
If you need to drop off personal belongings for your loved one, we can accept those deliveries Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Instructions and supplies are located on a cart by the main entrance during those hours.
“When I left Mother Joseph’s I was very grateful for the special care I received from all the staff – nurses, aides, therapists. I know that God handpicked each and every one of these. They make you feel that you are the only one that needs attention!”
– J. Nunez, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center patient
“Six weeks after [knee replacement] surgery I am doing stairs much better than I could before surgery. I am sailing again and getting around on the boat just fine. I am walking without pain and moving in ways I haven’t for years.”
– J. Behrend, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center patient
“Recently I was in your care for about two weeks after bilateral knee replacement surgery. It was a little tough but with the help of caring people at Mother Joseph’s I sailed through. So much kindness and help and encouragement. You are doing a world of good, much more than you realize. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
– A. Minelga, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center patient
“I had the opportunity on Sunday, August 29 to visit your facility to visit my very favorite aunt. Upon walking into the building I was immediately struck by the cleanliness… As I walked the halls to my aunt’s room I encountered many of your staff members – all with smiles and each behaving as if they really wanted to be there… My visit with [my aunt] was short, but it didn’t take long to see how loved and well taken care of she is… I have worked in nursing homes myself, I had my dad in a nursing home for 3 years, and I had a 23 year career in acute care. Your facility ranks at the top of all nursing homes and your staff ranks at the top for friendliness, compassion, and dedication.”
– J. and R. Wold, Providence Mother Joseph Care Center resident’s family members