Hospice improves quality of life.
Patients and loved ones who come to hospice care have a better quality of life—and those who begin earlier are always glad they did. When pain and symptoms are managed, everyone can focus on living to the fullest.
Our staff is devoted to compassion and dignity, every moment of life.
Hospice of the Northwest staff is highly skilled and professional. Each of our nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, care aides and specially trained volunteers provides exceptional, personal care, so you and your loved ones feel supported and surrounded in compassion and dignity.
Hospice relieves end-of-life worries.
There is more to hospice than just palliative care to manage pain and relieve symptoms. Hospice tends to all aspects of your life, including social, spiritual and emotional. Your team will help connect you to legal and financial resources. We can also help you tackle sometimes-difficult issues, such as the spiritual questions that often arise during and after loss, and saying good-bye to loved ones.
Hospice is for life. On your terms.
The role of hospice is to provide patient-centered care and support through the end of life.
We focus on you. Your goals, plans, needs and desires. Our comprehensive services range from managing your discomfort and symptoms, to helping you navigate through insurance paperwork. We can help bring together the people you want to see, facilitate important communications, and provide support and education for you and your loved ones.
How you approach this journey is up to you. Our role is to honor your choices, fulfill your desires and respect your decisions, while providing compassionate care to make it all more comfortable and less stressful.
Hospice supports your choices.
Hospice patients are in charge of their own lives. Our job is to support them in making end-of-life decisions that enhance their well-being and to help fulfill their goals, whatever they may be.
Hospice focuses on the whole patient.
Your care team will prepare a plan of care based completely on your needs and desires – from medication to supplies and equipment to complementary therapies. And with hospice, there are no medical appointments and waiting rooms—it’s in-home health care that comes to you.
Our donors are committed to our mission.
Hospice of the Northwest is supported by a generous community of donors, who make a substantial difference in the level of services our patients receive. They provide staff training and education, comprehensive bereavement services, complementary therapies to reduce pain and discomfort, and new technology to make patient care safer.
Declarations of Gratitude
- “I was blown away by the Hospice team. They were not only there for my mother as she was dying but also there for me, my husband and our kids… Even after her passing, they followed up and helped us. It wasn’t about just the single patient, my mother, it was personal care for the entire family.”
- “Although it’s been years since my husband passed, I don’t know how I’d be here without the help of the Hospice team and staff. They were there for me at my darkest times and are still there for me all these years later.”
- “You can never be sure when it will be time, but we all knew that Dad was getting close. We’re all spread out over the states, with jobs and families. We all took turns putting our lives on hold to help Dad but as time passed and he needed more, we just couldn’t provide the help he needed. Hospice provided a team of professionals to help with everything, from changing his socks to helping us get his affairs in order. We are eternally grateful to Hospice for helping our Dad when we couldn’t.”
- “The (Hospice) staff obviously provide fantastic care; the one thing that stands out, the one thing I’m most grateful for was the presence of mind to consider the spiritual side of things. Mom was a devout Catholic, though she wasn’t able to attend Mass because of her health. The Spiritual Counselor met and prayed with her, always being so respectful. It was genuine and really meant a lot to Mom in the end.”
- “Hospice provided me peace of mind.”
- “The staff at Hospice cared about my mother and they cared about me.”
- “They say ‘life happens’ and I’m just thankful that Hospice was there for me when life happened.”
- “We were able to manage through our loss and our grief, thanks to the efforts of the staff at Hospice.”
- “No one should ever die alone, thanks to Hospice our father was not alone.”
- “The staff sat with my mother so I could get some time to care for myself. They brought coloring books for my kids. They played music to provide comfort. They helped everyone in our home with mom’s passing.”
- “It was unexpected: everything felt like it was happening so fast. The staff immediately jumped in and started handling things I didn’t even consider. It’s like they slowed down time, so I could breathe and enjoy the time I had left with my son.”
- “They prayed with us.”
- “The comfort they provided was like the softest, warmest blanket you’ve ever been wrapped up in.”
- “The end is also a beginning. Hospice helped me realize that.”