Overview

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.  

Our hospice team:

Providence Hospice teams emphasize quality of life. It is our goal to help people live life to its fullest by addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and his or her family.  

Our teams include:
  • Your personal physician
  • Board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Hospice nurses
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Chaplains
  • Hospice aides
  • Volunteers
  • Bereavement support staff

Complimentary therapies: Our program offers music-thanatology, massage, acupuncture, and animal-assisted therapies. We can also work with your complimentary therapists to aid in pain and symptom management.

Animal-assisted activities: Hospice volunteers who have completed the Delta Society program go with their pets to visit patients and families, fostering a greater sense of well-being. Spending time with an animal can produce positive physical effects, such as reducing blood pressure and easing feelings of anxiety and isolation.

Pet Peace of Mind: Providence Hospice volunteers help patients care for their pets, allowing patients and pets to stay together during the patient’s time on hospice. These volunteers may deliver pet food or medicines, walk a patient’s dog in the neighborhood, or help feed and clean the pets.

Eligibility for hospice services: Hospice is designed for patients whose physicians anticipate they have a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice services focus on comfort care and quality of life. You are welcome to talk with your doctor about hospice services.

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans cover hospice services. Providence Hospice will provide services to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Providence Hospice can help answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage and charitable care. In many instances, patient medications are also paid under the hospice benefit.

Requesting hospice care: A physician’s order is required for a patient to begin receiving hospice care. Anyone, however, may call for information or an informational visit.