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More than medical care for the terminally ill, home health and hospice offers comfort and a reassuring presence. In partnership with your physician, our experienced staff and volunteers provide patients an opportunity to live every moment to the fullest.
Our care for family and friends also continues long after the passing of a loved one through special services that in many ways say, "you are not alone".
Consider home health and hospice care when:
- You are diagnosed with an illness that will result in a limited life expectancy (usually six months or less).
- You or your family are not seeking curative measures, although, you may change your mind at any time to pursue active treatment.
- You are concerned about managing care in the future, and want to explore long-term options.
- You and your family need comfort, care or pain and symptom management.
For more information:
If you are interested in learning more about the services available to you, please talk to your physician or contact Memorial Home Care & Hospice Services at (509) 574-3600. Learn more by visiting our web site ».
To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.
To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.
We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public &emdash; this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What are we doing to keep cancer patients safe during COVID-19?
- Screening every patient for COVID-19 symptoms outside North Star Lodge
- Segregating suspected COVID-19 patients on a separate floor
- Giving chemo and radiation treatment at the end of the work day to anyone with COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 infection to ensure patient safety and to allow for the space to be sanitized
- Sending all patients with COVID-19 symptoms for immediate screening
- Creating safe distancing between chemo chairs
- Conducting televisits in parking lot for patients needing technical assistance in the use of clinic iPads
- Increasing hydration and supportive care to reduce ED and hospital visits
- Putting in place same-day symptom management visits
- Providing masks to all visitors to the building
- Ensuring all staff working with patients wear masks
- Reducing the number of patients and staff in the clinic to ensure social distancing
COVID-19 Resources For North Star Lodge Patients
Bench To Bedside: COVID-19 » COVID-19 Q&A for cancer patients featuring Dr. Joseph McGuirk, medical director of blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapeutics, and Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of infection control and prevention.