Overview

An overview of Providence Home Services

Providence is southern Oregon’s only provider of coordinated home health care. We can help you clarify your health care goals, explore options, and communicate with your doctor and your family. We even have an insurance specialist who can help you understand and navigate health insurance so you can get the most from your benefits.

Working under the direction of your doctor, our registered nurses, therapists and staff oversee your entire course of treatment. Home health services are provided in your home, whether that is a private residence, an assisted living community, an adult care home, or a residential or intermediate care facility.

Because you are a whole person, we strive to meet your physical, spiritual and social needs while adhering to your wishes and providing the highest quality care.

To request support, call one of our numbers listed below. A nurse care manager will talk with you and verify with your doctor which of our services is right for you.

Home Health

Providence Home Health helps people who cannot easily leave home for therapy or
medical appointments. They may need help to recover from a stroke, major injury, surgery or recent hospitalization or help to manage neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or dementia.

Services for children and adults include:

  • Nursing care provided by registered nurses
  • Wound care and enterstomal therapy
  • Chronic disease management (respiratory, cardiac, diabetes)
  • Rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech therapies)
  • Medical social work
  • Nutritional therapy

Home Health Palliative Care

In-home palliative care helps patients with advanced or chronic illness manage their pain and symptoms. Unlike patients on hospice, those on palliative care may be receiving chemotherapy or other treatments. Palliative care can help patients feel better and perhaps live longer by easing symptoms and relieving depression and anxiety. Providence Home Health Palliative Care combines home health services with additional options:

  • Management of symptoms and quality-of-life issues
  • Help communicating clearly with the family, doctor and care team
  • Help to clarify health care needs and goals as they change
  • Decision-making help; practical and emotional support; counseling
  • Access to community resources

Hospice

Hospice provides expert, compassionate care to patients in the last six months of life when curative treatments are no longer working or desirable. Hospice services focus on comfort care and quality of life.

Providence Hospice offers:

  • Guidance by a hospice medical director
  • Regular visits from registered nurses
  • Medical social work
  • Personal hygiene assistance with scheduled visits from hospice aides
  • Home medical equipment and supplies
  • Rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech therapies)
  • Spiritual care
  • Family/caregiver support; bereavement counseling
  • Volunteer support services

Infusion Services

Providence infusion services offer a full range of home and outpatient IV therapies for adults and children. When appropriate, you and your family or caregivers may be taught self administering techniques.

Services include:

  • Antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal therapies
  • Hydration and IV anti-emetics
  • Enteral care; total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Metabolic support
  • Pain management
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dobutamine therapy
  • Biotech/specialty drugs
  • Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
  • Management of PICC lines and central lines
  • Synchromed pump management

Connections:

A free nonmedical service Providence Connections helps people who are coping with serious, life-limiting illness. The Connections team coordinates professional care management and specially trained volunteers, ensuring that clients receive supportive services, practical assistance and education.

Connection services include:

  • Access to and coordination of community services and resources
  • Assistance with advanced care planning
  • Help navigating the health care system
  • Help with chores, meals and errands
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Friendship and companionship
  • Respite for family members

Connections services are provided free of charge, thanks to support from Providence Community Health Foundation. To be eligible for services, a client must be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and have a life expectancy of one year or less. Services are provided to people living at home or in any care facility.

Lifeline:

Helping you live more independently Providence Lifeline Medical Alert Service gives you simple, fast access to emergency help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Providence Lifeline Medical Alert Service is:

  • Trusted by thousands of subscribers
  • Recommended by health care professionals
  • Key to giving people the peace of mind and confidence to live independently at home

To make a referral or talk with a consultant, please call:

  • Providence Home Health, Home Health Palliative Care or Hospice: 541-732-6500
  • Providence Connections: 541-732-6514
  • Providence Lifeline Medical Alert Service: 541-732-5054 or 800-242-1306 Ext. 4681
  • Providence Infusion and Home Medical Equipment: 541-732-5566