Providence Hospice of Seattle
Providence Hospice of Seattle provides a wide spectrum of services to adults and children with life-limiting illnesses, helping to ensure that each patient’s last days are filled with as much physical, psychological, and spiritual comfort as possible.
Our teams of professional health care providers--nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, clinical pharmacist, medical directors, grief support counselors, and volunteers--provide skilled, compassionate care to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families. We help people live fully until they die, offering the support to live the best quality of life possible until the end.
History: In 1975, Hospice of Seattle established itself as the first in the Northwest to serve families living with life-limiting illness. Originally, Hospice of Seattle provided education about how to care for terminally ill patients. In 1978, an all-volunteer hospice team started providing health care services for patients in their homes. In 1983, Hospice of Seattle affiliated with the Sisters of Providence, long-time providers of a universal health care approach to people from all walks of life. Now known as Providence Hospice of Seattle, we are Medicare and Medicaid certified.
In 1991 Providence Hospice of Seattle launched the Safe Crossings program, which serves children who are facing the death of a family member. In 1994, we launched our pediatric and palliative care hospice program, Stepping Stones, providing in-home care for terminally ill children.
Today we provide a wide variety of programs and services to children, adults and families faced with the challenges of serious and life-limiting illness--from care for the sick, to bereavement support--throughout King County, including Vashon Island.