Frequently Asked Questions

What is home care?

Home care is a health care option offering a broad range of medical care and support services provided in the home. Services range from simple assistance in the activities of daily living to high-tech medical procedures. Home care is a cost-effective alternative to hospital and nursing home stays.

Many elderly, disabled adults, and children with special needs are able to receive health care at home. Providence provides a full range of health and supportive services that span the full cycle of life, from prenatal care through hospice and bereavement counseling.

Providence provides skilled health care and supportive services, utilizing nurses, therapists (physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists), medical social workers, home health aides, and often other services, such as nutrition counseling, pharmacy and volunteer support.

How do I refer a patient to home care?

Referrals for Home Care come from a variety of sources. Typically, these include the person who needs care, a family member, family physician, hospital personnel, friend, or clergy.

In order to qualify, the services must be intermittent, provide a skilled need, and in most cases the patient must be homebound. Providence Hospice and Home Care does not provide private-duty or hourly services. All services must be ordered by a physician.

Call us and we will process your referral. We look forward to serving your needs.

Who provides home health care?

Providence home care services are delivered under the guidance of an interdisciplinary team, consisting of:

  • The patient’s physician
  • Medical directors, available for consultation
  • Registered and licensed practical nurses
  • Home health aides
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapists
  • Medical social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Our medical professionals focus on maximizing the quality of each patient’s care.

When is home health care appropriate?

People with a new diagnosis or illness, coping with a chronic problem, or recovering from surgery or hospitalization, Providence will provide the specialized services you need.

Where is home health care provided?

In most cases, home health care is provided in the home so patients can recover in a familiar setting surrounded by their loved ones.

Why does someone seek home health care rather than other types of care?

Providence home care services enhance the individual's quality of life and maintain the person's independence by allowing the client to remain in the comfort of their own home.

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Providence Home Services of King County

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Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice - Lacey

Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County

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