You or a loved one has received a terminal diagnosis. You have all kinds of questions:
Will I be a burden to my family?
Will I be able to manage the pain?
Can I stay in my home, or do I have to go to the hospital?
How do I say goodbye?
Hospice care can help.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is more than just medical care for the terminally ill. Much like physicians and midwives prepare families for the birth of a child, the hospice team helps families prepare for the death of a loved one by:
- Helping families understand what is happening, and preparing them for what might happen next.
- Working with families to focus on time that is rich in quality, if not quantity.
- Helping families prepare emotionally and create time for closure; time to say "goodbye" and "I love you."
Hospice care helps patients live as fully as possible until the end of life.
Care tailored to your wishes
For most hospice patients, this means being able to stay in their homes, in familiar surroundings with their family, friends, pets and comfortable routine. Our hospice team makes this possible by providing expert pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support - all tailored to the patient's and family's needs and wishes.
Our hospice team works together with the patient and the patient's physician to develop a care plan to meet the patient's individual needs.
The care plan is adjusted to meet the changing nature of the patient's illness and the needs of family members and other primary caregivers.
Hospice for veterans
We offer the We Honor Veteran hospice program. Learn more
Starting Hospice Care
Where is Hospice Care available?
Hospice services are available wherever you call home. Learn more
Who is eligible for hospice care?
Hospice Care is for those with a prognosis of six months or less, whose desired focus of care is on comfort and quality of life.
EvergreenHealth Hospice Care serves people living in Seattle and throughout King and Snohomish counties.
Appropriate hospice diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Cancer Cardiac Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson's Disease
- Renal Disease
When to begin Hospice Care
To experience the full benefit of hospice care, we suggest you contact us as early as possible.
You may request a referral from your physician, or you can contact us directly.
How do I get admitted to Hospice Care?
A simple call from your provider can initiate services.
You can also contact us directly at 425-899-3300 to get answers to your questions.
Who pays for Hospice Care?
Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans provide a specific hospice care benefit.
The Hospice team is happy to help answer any questions you might have about hospice care or your hospice benefit.