Hospice Care

971-202-5501

hospice@housecallproviders.org

Our committed and compassionate hospice team will respond quickly to patients, families and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We customize services to fit our patients’ individual needs.

Our intake nurses welcome your questions about hospice care. Call 971-202-5501 or e-mail hospice@housecallproviders.org. 

Hospice home care with Housecall Providers

Meet your hospice team

We provide hospice in home care to patients who would like to remain in their homes for end-of-life care. We can work with a patient’s primary care provider (PCP) or our hospice medical director can manage the care to enable our patients to have an aware, pain-free life while living each day to the fullest. Our nonprofit hospice team includes a registered nurse who manages the hospice team, a social worker, a certified nursing assistant and a chaplain. If the caregiver needs some respite, we also have trained volunteers available to help. Click here to view a copy of our brochure, or to review frequently asked questions about hospice.

Our philosophy

Hospice focuses on comfort and quality of life rather than cure. It is designed to provide support during life’s final transition. Our interdisciplinary team works to develop an integrated plan of care that fully involves the patient, family and caregivers so that all feel honored, cared for and respected.

What type of care and support should I expect as a hospice patient of Housecall Providers?

  • Treatment of your symptoms and maintaining your comfort is the foundation of our care. Hospice-trained physicians and nurses are available 24/7 to ensure your needs are met, no matter what time of day or night they occur.

  • Committed and highly-experienced medical social workers to help patients and their families navigate planning for end-of-life care, understand their treatment plan and be vocal about their needs and how to manage the stresses of debilitating physical illnesses. Hospice social workers are advocates for patients and their families, and know what their patients need and what resources are available to help them within and outside of hospice settings.

  • Spiritual counselors who provide emotional and spiritual support for you and your whole family, and a bereavement program to help loved ones as they journey through the grieving process.

  • Compassionate home health aides that work with you to develop a weekly plan to assist with physical aspects of care such as baths and personal hygiene.

  • The entire care team meets regularly and collaborates together to make sure your care plan addresses your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The question we continually ask ourselves is: what else we can do to support you and your family?

Quality care – how does Housecall Providers Hospice rank?

Each year, Medicare reports on the results of the surveys that are returned from families whose loved one was on hospice. The results are grouped into topics surrounding quality, family caregiver experience and quality of patient care. Click on this link to see how Housecall Providers Hospice scored in these two areas as well as how we compare to other hospices in the metro area.

A few takeaways from the survey results:

The hospice team always treated the patient with dignity and respect 92%  – national average is 91%.

Family caregivers who gave Housecall Providers Hospice a total rating of 9 or 10 (out of 10) 84% – national average is 81%

Patients who got an assessment of all 7 Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measures at the beginning of hospice care 93.1% – national average is 88.7%.

Percentage of patients getting at least one visit from a registered nurse, a physician, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant in the last 3 days of life 87.4%  – national average: 82.6%

Insurance

Hospice care is covered 100% by Medicare and Medicaid. Some private insurances may require a copay or coinsurance. No one will be declined hospice care due to financial hardship. Call our office to find out more.

Service area

Housecall Providers Hospice offers medical in home care for hospice patients in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.

View our service area map here.

For the most up to date information about our service area, please contact our hospice offices.

Click on the video below to learn about the precautions that Housecall Providers team members are taking to protect themselves, our patients and the community during the pandemic.

“I can never repay Housecall Providers for the way they took care of my Billy at the end, I will do anything for that organization..”

—Cathy Dicker-Randolph,
wife of Billy Randolph, hospice patient