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Adult Hospice

Providence Hospice of Seattle serves adults, children, and families throughout King County, including Vashon Island. Our teams of professional health care providers have specialized training in end-of-life care, and include nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, pharmacist, medical directors, grief support counselors, and volunteers.

Through skilled, compassionate care, we strive to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families. Hospice care is most effective when it is begun early so that patients and their families can benefit from the education, support and counseling services.

Eligibility Criteria

Patients must meet the following eligibility criteria to be appropriate for hospice care:

  • Adults, children and infants with a prognosis of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course
  • Hospice can continue after six months as long as the patient continues to meet eligibility criteria
  • Prognosis is certified by community and hospice physician
  • Patient and family desire palliative care as opposed to curative treatment

Providence Hospice of Seattle provides its services to eligible individuals throughout all of KingCounty regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, diagnosis, financial status or ability to pay

Who pays for this service?

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance

Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford to pay.

Everyone needs information about hospice before they need hospice. “If only we had called you sooner...” is a comment we often hear from family members who have experienced the benefits of hospice care. Contact us at (206) 320-4000 as soon as you have questions or concerns about end-of-life care options. We promise to respond to all hospice inquiries within one hour.