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Providence Mother Joseph Care Center

2324.3 miles away

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center

Transitional and long-term skilled nursing care

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.

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Thank you for your interest in Providence Mother Joseph Care Center

Mother Joseph StatueWe 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)
  • Medicaid
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Contracted Private Health Insurance

For more information about Medicare/Medicaid, visit their website.

At Providence Mother Joseph Care Center we know that promoting a healthy sense of self-esteem through mental and emotional stimulation is as important as physical well-being. To benefit the “whole” person, we offer many special services and amenities.

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.

Recreational Activities

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.

Social Services
Our Social Services Department assists residents and families in addressing many needs, including mental health, financial adjustment and facility concerns, discharge planning and related issues. The social workers are knowledgeable about community services and will provide information and referrals as needed.

Spiritual Care Services

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.

Dining Services
Our Dining Services Program meets the nutritional, therapeutic, social and special dietary requirements of each individual in our care. We encourage residents to enjoy meals in one of our dining rooms. This is a great way to meet other residents and engage in some social activities. Our staff is committed to excellence in food quality, service, and customer satisfaction. Our current menu has a wide variety of choices and incorporates seasonal vegetables and fruits. In addition to our great Kitchen team, we also have a full time Registered Dietician and a Diet Tech who will work with you to address your nutritional and dietary needs.

Additional Services and Amenities
Additional services and amenities include a full service Beauty & Barber Shop, cable service, video/DVD library, computer access, free WiFi internet service, Nintendo® Wii™ gaming system, private telephone line, easy access to public transportation, and convenient location close to area hospitals and medical clinics.

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.
What your donations support

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.

Donate Today

Are you a caring and compassionate person looking for opportunities to help in your community? Did you know your time and companionship are two of the most valuable gifts you can give?

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.

Volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups
  • 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.

Volunteer training

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.

Frequently asked questions:
Our COVID-19 Response 
UPDATED 12/27/23

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.

Ministry alert line

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.

See what others have to say about Providence Mother Joseph Care Center:

“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

Patient Stories

“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
“...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
“Six weeks after [knee replacement] surgery I am doing stairs much better than I could before surgery. I am walking without pain and moving in ways I haven’t for years.”
– J. Behrend.