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.
Good end of life care provides a sense of life completion, that people are being honored and celebrated as they leave this life. We wanted 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 created Snohomish County's first and only inpatient Hospice Care Center. This tranquil facility helps 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, which opened in 2016, provides 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Providence Hospice Bereavement Department provides support to individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. We provide grief support and education for adults and children. Grief support can provide a setting in which to explore what is happening and what you need in new and unfamiliar territory.
The Bereavement Department offers individual support, group support and grief education to children, adolescents and adults. We also publish a quarterly newsletter, Passages, which addresses many of the issues people face in the midst of grief. If you are struggling with grief, we hope to provide meaningful help. We would be honored to participate with you in this season of your life.