Providence ElderPlace West
Providence ElderPlace, a program that provides healthcare and social services for seniors who live in the community, has expanded into West Seattle.
Providence ElderPlace has a main center on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in South Seattle and now operates a second site, called Providence ElderPlace West, at Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. SW.
Providence ElderPlace opened the second facility as a response to the growth at its main facility, which has served seniors since 1995.
“We were bursting at the seams,” said Susan Disman, site coordinator of Providence ElderPlace West.
The West Seattle site provides easier access to participants who live in the south and west parts of Providence ElderPlace’s service area. Providence ElderPlace, which is part of the national Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), serves most of King County, from Shoreline to Kent and parts of Bellevue and Issaquah. Providence ElderPlace West serves West Seattle, the areas of Seattle that are south and west of Interstate 5, and the communities of Des Moines and Sea-Tac.
Providence ElderPlace’s second location is on the second floor of Providence Mount St. Vincent, also known as “The Mount.” The Mount provides skilled nursing, assisted living, short-stay and adult-day programs and an intergenerational child care.
“With the great reputation of Providence Mount St. Vincent in the West Seattle area, it was just a natural fit to open in that location," said Susan Tuller, executive director of Providence ElderPlace. “We’re able to tap into the resources of their facilities and staff to better serve our elders in West Seattle.”
Providence ElderPlace West at the Mount operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The new facility hopes to increase its services, continues to enroll new participants, and is open for additional referrals. Anyone interested in learning more should contact Jenny Kentta at (206) 760-6402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.