The Greatest Need Fund
Annual gifts to the Greatest Need Fund allow us to do what we do best ~ provide a high standard of service and care to our community. Support to this fund allows us to offer a comprehensive range of services that include those that are undercompensated or uncompensated such as the chaplaincy program, volunteer program, and our pediatric bereavement programs.
The Hospice Care Center
Good end of life care provides a sense of life completion, that people are being honored and celebrated as they leave this life. We want to create a second home for those who are unable to be in their own when at the end of life. A place that embraces the whole family and allows peace, dignity, compassion and kindness to fill the halls while ensuring round-the-clock professional, medical emotional and spiritual care. We are creating Snohomish County's first and only inpatient Hospice Care Center. This tranquil facility will be the answer for individuals who can no longer manage care at home, for those needing additional care for a short time to relieve pain and manage symptoms, and for caregivers in need of respite from the rigors of caring for their loved one.
The Hospice Care Center, slated to open in early 2016, will provide compassionate care regardless of ability to pay.
Hospice affirms life, yet recognizes that dying is a normal part of life. Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons in the last phases of life so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Funds are used for patient visits, equipment, supplies, medications, bereavement, respite care, palliative care, chaplaincy support, and charity care.
Palliative Care Fund
The Partners in Palliative Care program provides “bridge” services and support for end-of-life patients and their families. The approach is innovative and simple, Hospice to reach out to families and caregivers of specific clinic patients identified with a life threatening or terminal illness 1-2 years prior to end of life to provide education, resources, and direction.
Home Care Fund
Love, patience, understanding, and the familiar surroundings of family and friends, along with Providence Home Care's support services, help many patients recover faster. We provide a full range of nursing services; physical, occupational and speech therapies; home health aides who assist with personal care; medical social workers; chaplains who counsel people of all faiths; and volunteer services. Chaplain care is un-reimbursed by Medicare and private insurance companies. This fund helps to cover the growing costs for this high-level of patient care.
Carousel Pediatric Program Fund
Pediatric Hospice, Bereavement, and Home Health Care Services
Your support of this pediatric program is making a difference in the lives of many children within our community. Our Carousel Team strives to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to children needing home health, palliative, hospice, or bereavement care. Also, this fund supports two specialized pediatric bereavement services following the death of a loved one ~ the School Crisis Team and Standing Together.
Camp Erin Fund
A weekend bereavement camp for children ages 6-17. Started by Seattle Mariner Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, the purpose of this bereavement camp is to improve the quality of life for children who have experienced a loss. Camp Erin is designed to gently teach coping skills and help build self-esteem and trust, while providing a relaxed, safe, healing environment for children to share their grief.
Community Lending Library Fund
A lending library offering a variety of learning materials, videos, and books about loss, grief, adult and childhood illness, death and dying, child bereavement, and caregiver training.
Staying in your own home with dignity, peace of mind, and independence is the goal of the Providence Lifeline program, an emergency response service provided in Snohomish County and Camano Island. Lifeline provides 24-hour per day, 7-days per week monitoring with a piece of electronic equipment that is installed in the home. By simply pushing a "help needed" button, notification is sent that assistance is needed by the subscriber. Capital equipment is needed.
The Volunteer Fund provides support to our numerous volunteers who bring many different talents to our agency all while affording us the extra hands without additional costs. Some of those talents are Life Reviews, sewing projects (butterfly pillows, gowns, chemo caps, catheter bags and transfer pads), knitting projects (prayer shawls, lap robes, quilts and other specifically requested items). Your contribution provides an avenue to purchase necessary materials.
Dr. Knoll Hospice Care Endowment Fund
Your gift would be kept in perpetuity and invested with other endowment gifts. The earnings would be used each year to help defer deficit program costs and charity care that allows us to care for anyone in our community who needs hospice care.
Camp Erin Endowment Fund
Maintaining a high standard of service for grieving children is a priority. The Camp Erin Endowment Fund will enable the camp to operate into perpetuity. Your donations expand the potential for the future of Camp Erin by ensuring the future funding needed to operate this community service.
We Honor Veterans Program
The We Honor Veterans Program is a national program. For many veterans, military experiences can impact peaceful dying - even if those events happened decades earlier. Stoic military culture, combat training or war itself can change a veteran in fundamental ways. Often emotional, spiritual, social and moral injuries resurface as they face death. We at providence Hospice and Home Care work with our caregivers to understand the unique needs of veterans as they age and face end-of-life issues. Providence Hospice's We Honor Veterans program includes: addressing veterans' unique end-of-life care needs; recognition pinning ceremonies; and veteran-to-veteran volunteers.