Providence Seward Mountain Haven

Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

April 19, 2021 Update

All residents and caregivers were tested on 3/29/21 and received negative results. Caregivers are being tested again today and will be tested on a weekly basis again. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement

We are celebrating a resident's birthday in Eagle lodge today with favorite games and a cake, and safe social distancing. Many of our residents received haircuts a couple weeks ago from a hair stylist who visited the lodges. Around twelve residents enjoyed going on scenic drives before PSMH had to return to Phase I of reopening with limited excursions only for medical reasons. We are hoping that our residents will be able to go on outings again once the COVID cases in the Kenai Peninsula Borough go down again.


Residents continue to receive inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil: (907) 362-1731, or Melanie Smith: (907) 224-2980, as Jill Hemstock is on vacation this week. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for 1 hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of 6 feet and limited movement in the facility.

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The grounds of Seward Mountain Haven have four homes designed for 10 elders who each enjoy their own spacious bedroom and private bathroom. The great room of each home has an open-air kitchen, family-style dining room and a hearth where elders and guests can gather to visit. The homes also have secure patios with breathtaking views of Seward’s mountains and bay.

In this home-like environment, caregivers provide a high-level of nurturing care. Elders have the opportunity to be more involved in daily activities such as cooking, planning menus, picking furnishings and choosing decor. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to visit.

Although the houses look and function like homes rather than traditional institutional nursing facilities, the quality and level of medical care remains high. The environment of Seward Mountain Haven, combined with continued high-quality long-term medical care provides elders with a better quality of life and may improve overall health.

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To learn more about Providence Seward Mountain Haven, call 907-224-2800, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.