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Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation
Programs + Results
Transitions works with men and women who are struggling with a life-limiting illness and have a prognosis of 12 months or less. They don’t yet qualify for hospice, but they desperately need helnext steps, available community resources, and inevitable life changes.
It is available free of charge, and many of our clients would have nowhere else to turn without it. It’s a lifeline during what is probably the scariest time in their lives. And it’s the only program of its kind in King County.
Program long term success
Because of the support and guidance clients receive from Transisitons, unnecessary hospitalizations are reduced, medical care is better coordinated so clients are visiting the emergency room only for true emergencies, individuals have more control over how they live out the remainder of their lives, and they have timelier access to end-of-life services (because they have a better understanding of what’s available to them).
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Satisfaction surveys are mailed to clients and families quarterly. The results are compiled and used to identify current strengths and areas that could be improved. Results from the last two surveys were extremely positive. In fact, over 90 percent would recommend Transitions to others.
Program success examples
The incredible impact of Transitions on the lives of those we serve can be difficult to convey. But when the words are coming directly from a client, there is no doubt that this program is a lifeline for so many people.
One of our clients is Dave. He lives in Auburn and was diagnosed with ALS three years ago. He’s been getting help fromTransitions for 5 months now.
Dave’s health is gradually declining, and although he’s been able to remain in his home, he’s no longer able to move around without a walker, his ability to swallow is declining, and he requires oxygen in order to breath.
He can’t say enough about how much the program has helped him. Over and over he says things such as, “I don’t know what I’d do without you guys,” and “Without Transitions, I’d be a mess, a real big mess.”
Dave is 60 years old, he’s a Vietnam veteran, and he lives alone. One of the most valuable aspects of Transitions for Dave has been his nurse, Gail. She’s always there when he has a problem—just a phone call away. Just to have someone he can call if he’s in pain and not sure what’s going on is incredibly comforting.
He can call Gail, and she calls his doctor and helps get the problem resolved quickly. Where as, if he called his doctor himself, it might take a couple days to get the problem resolved. Gail is able to navigate the system much more effectively.
Whether it’s Gail, a social worker, or a chaplain, someone from Transitions comes to see Dave at least once a week.
Without Transitions, Dave said he’d have to go into a nursing home, and he doesn’t want that to happen. He wants to remain at home as long as he can. That’s how important our program has been for him.
Dave has very little money. What he does have has been strained by drug costs (“It’s very expensive to be sick,” he said). So he’s extremely grateful that Transitions is free. Otherwise, it would be inaccessible to him.
For Dave, Transitions is truly a lifeline.
Providence Hospice of Seattle serves King and South Snohomish Counties. Serves the greater Seattle-area and its suburbs.
The foundation funds the these five programs in full or in part: Transtions, Safe Crossings (including Camp Erin-King County), Stepping Stones, Complementary Therapy and Patient Special Needs. These programs will cost $930,000 in 2011 and serve over 2,000 children and adults.
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PROVIDENCE HOSPICE OF SEATTLE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer
“Last year, more people than ever received thoughtful guidance, felt the healing touch and heard gentle words and sounds of love and encouragement through the caregivers of Providence Hospice of Seattle.
Fortunately, we were able to respond to this growing need in our community for hospice care and end-of-life services.
But the need for our services continues to grow — especially in the areas of pediatric hospice and palliative care. And while the need is growing, there is increasing uncertainty abut state funding for some of our programs.
But with the continued help from our community, we will meet these needs.”