Providence Hospice is a Community-based program that provides comfort care at the end of life through intensive symptom management, and support of patient/family identified goals of care. Providence offers Medicare-Certified hospice care for adults with a life limiting illness and prognosis of less than six months. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the patient and family.
Hospice Care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Hospice is not a place, especially here in Anchorage. It is a philosophy of care. With hospice care, a patient and family centered team provides care in the home. The interdisciplinary team (IDG) includes nurses, social workers, chaplains, aides, volunteers and, physician – either the primary physician or hospice physician --who know the patient best. The patient and family drive the plan of care to best meet their own goals of care. In general, what most patients and families desire are: comfort, quality and dignity with a focus on remaining safe and comfortable at home. The hospice team can help make that happen.
“People often wish they had received support from Providence Hospice sooner.”
Why Choose Providence?
- Providence Hospice is the only Medicare certified hospice in Anchorage that provides primarily a “routine” level of home hospice care. In addition, there are three other levels of care that might be offered, depending on patient and family goals and the hospice team’s assessment of need. Those levels are:
- Continuous care - short term intensive services in the home
- General Inpatient - short term acute care under hospice at PAMC
- Respite care - short term care in a designated facility
- Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc.
- Our model is family centered community care that focuses on meeting the patient and family goals of care at the end of life
- A RN case manager is assigned to each individual/family receiving care
- We provide 24/7 access to an RN for urgent questions, needs, and support
- One year bereavement support for the family at no additional charge consisting of mailings, memorial services, and grief support groups
- Care is provided in the home by a multidisciplinary team of care providers committed to the Providence mission
- Medication for pain and symptom management
- Durable medical equipment (DME)
- Nursing aide visits to assist with personal care
- RN case management with regular visits at home by an RN
- 24 hour RN availability for questions or concerns
- Physician oversight
- Spiritual Care
- Social worker support
- Volunteer services
- Bereavement support
Conditions for which we provide support
Most common diagnoses include, but are not limited to, the final stages of:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver failure
For more information
To learn more about Providence Hospice services, please call (907) 212-4400, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library.