What is Hospice Care of the Northwest?
Hospice Care of the Northwest is a philosophy of care, that assists patients, family, and friends, during the final stages of a terminal illness. Hospice Care of the Northwest promotes dignity and emphasizes quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with those they love. Hospice services can be provided at home, a skilled nursing facility or assisted living center.
Patient Care Settings
Patient and family needs vary while in the hospice program. Hospice Care of the Northwest provides two alternatives to the home care setting in order to meet each patient and family’s needs.
- Nursing Care Facilities: Patients residing in nursing care facilities may receive Hospice Care of the Northwest services. If the patient is eligible for the hospice benefit, the nursing care facility is designated as the patient’s residence and the nursing staff as the primary care giver.
- In-Patient Care: If temporary hospitalization is required for pain or symptom control, or respite care is needed for family; hospice offers special in-patient hospice facilities.