Hospice care

Providence Hospice provides expert, compassionate care for individuals as they face the end of life. We understand that each family is special. That’s why we tailor our team approach to the specific needs of each patient and family. Hospice services are provided in the patient’s home, no matter where that home is. It may be a private residence, an assisted living community, an adult care home, or a residential or intermediate care community. We know you have a choice for hospice care. As hospice professionals, we are honored to be invited into your home at such a sacred time.

Providence Hospice care is tailored to the needs of the patient and can include in-home nursing, mental health treatment, individual and family counseling, social work, nutrition therapy, personal care assistance and home services coordination.

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Volunteer training for serving in Clackamas County

Providence Hospice serves the Clackamas County region and offers a comprehensive course for anyone desiring to become a hospice volunteer or seeking in-depth understanding of hospice care and end-of-life issues.   

Providence Hospice Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies are available through Providence Hospice in the Portland metro area and Providence Hospice of the Gorge.

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  • Hospice Medicare Update

    Medicare has recently modified eligibility criteria for hospice services effective immediately.   Key changes include: Medicare no longer accepts claims using the primary diagnosis of debility and decline/failure to thrive, or associated diagnoses (codes 780-799). Supporting documentation must now be submitted with the claim supporting the terminal diagnosis. The question that must be answered is: What is going to take the patient’s life? This determines the terminal diagnosis. Providence Hospice has created a pocket guide with the new Medicare guidelines and a score sheet to help you determine hospice eligibility. When referring, please use this guide to determine diagnosis or reasons for debility. Include all supporting co-morbid conditions contributing to the patient’s disease trajectory. Providence Hospice staff is available to assist with any questions you may have regarding hospice referrals or to deliver hard copies of any of the attached tools. For assistance please call our office at 541-732-6500. On-call staff is available after hours and on weekends, as needed. We appreciate your partnership as we navigate these changes. We look forward to serving you, your patients and their families.  Download the Hospice pocket guide Download the Hospice guidelines tip sheet

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  • Wanted: A loving, compassionate heart for hospice

    What does it take to be a Providence Hospice volunteer? No experience is necessary, just a loving and compassionate heart and a willingness to offer four hours a week to help families and patients who are struggling with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

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  • Hospice is about living

    Butch Naumes was heartbroken when he said goodbye to his brother, Patrick Naumes. Their family found solace in sharing quality time at the end with Patrick, who spent his last days in the care of Providence Home Health and Hospice, and family members say they are thankful for the care hospice provides.

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  • Stitching Together Threads of Hope: Prayer Shawls Comfort Hospice Patients

    It’s a labor of love and hope for Mary Mullins. The 87-year-old resident of The Dalles, Ore., spends her free time weaving yarn into shawls and hats for patients in need.

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