Serving Skagit, Island, San Juan, & Snohomish Counties.


Myth: All hospices are the same.

Truth: There are thousands of hospices in the United States. If they participate with Medicare, as many do, they are required to provide certain services to the patient and documentation to the government. In that respect, they are the same. However, hospices may be nonprofit [...]

Myth: Hospice requires a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order

Truth: The purpose and benefit of hospice care is to allow for  peaceful passing in a comfortable and familiar setting like home with loved ones near. While many people wish to have a DNR to avoid unnecessary medical intervention and hospitalization, you are not required [...]

Myth: If you choose hospice care you won’t get other medical treatment.

Truth: While the hospice team will provide all aspects of care for the illness that qualifies you for hospice services, you are still free to seek treatment for unrelated illnesses or conditions. For example, if you are receiving hospice care for heart disease, you can [...]

Hospice of the Northwest Named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work!

Wow! Hospice of the Northwest has been named one of the top 100 “2016 Modern HealthCare Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” Congratulations to Executive Director Jean Leib, and incoming Executive Director Bob Laws, the entire staff, providers, Hospice of the Northwest Foundation and the [...]