Hospice Care of the Northwest is one of the oldest, most trusted, independent hospices in Oregon, providing compassionate care to people nearing the end of their lives, and giving their families support and resources. Our skilled team of registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, spiritual counselors, and gifted volunteers works together to promote dignity and quality of life for the person facing end-of-life and those they love. Your care team from Hospice Care of the Northwest knows that every person’s journey through life, and at the end of life, is unique. We create distinctive care plans for each person and family, based on their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Hospice Care of the Northwest is affiliated with Harbor Light Hospice.
Mission, Vision and Philosophy of Care
The mission of Hospice Care of the Northwest is to facilitate access to dignified end-of-life care and quality of services that allow our patients and families the hospice option to live life richly, deeply and meaningfully for as long as it may last, and to die with dignity in the setting of their choice.
Hospice Care of the Northwest operates as the premier provider of hospice care which promotes hospice services and access as an integral piece of the continuum of care through education, service provision, demonstrated outcomes and collaboration with other health care providers and community resources.
As a premier employer, Hospice Care of the Northwest provides a supportive, collaborative work environment that maximizes the skill level of each team member through education and training. We recognize the individual value of each team member and seek to support him or her with respect and recognition of the need for a healthy balance between personal and professional roles.
Philosophy of Care
Hospice Care of the Northwest seeks to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families who are facing a life limiting illness. We focus on life and the quality of living, while accepting the reality of death as a part of life. We provide comfort, company and active treatment of distressing symptoms, with the patient and their family as the focus of care. A physician directed and nurse coordinated team of professionals and volunteers provide services. Comfort and coping resources are offered to the family for up to 13 months following the death of their loved one. “Family” is patient defined, and may include friends, significant others, life partners and relatives by blood or marriage.
Hospice Care of the Northwest expects that all employees and volunteers are strongly committed to the dignity and worth of each individual human being. Integrity and responsibility are required conduct in all contacts with patients, families, other service providers, coworkers and the public.
*Hospice Care of the Northwest does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Hospice Care of the Northwest directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Hospice Care of the Northwest arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91.