Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House is offering end-of-life care to more patients.
The hospice house is now accepting hospice patients who desire to stay for ongoing care and pay privately, while also continuing to serve patients for short-term inpatient care. As one of only three hospice houses in Oregon, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House serves patients who are near end of life. The hospice house offers a place where a patient’s symptoms can be managed with around-the-clock nursing care in a home-like environment.
“Our goal is to serve a greater number of patients, with the same high quality, compassionate care,” said Kelly Sautel, business development coordinator with Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.
Previously the hospice house was only able to admit patients who needed hospital-level of care for a short time, until their symptoms were under control. Samaritan will charge an out-of-pocket daily rate to cover room and board for hospice patients who desire ongoing care. A patient’s primary care physician can use the same process for admission as they do for short-term inpatient care.
“We are very excited to expand our services and be a stronger resource for hospice care in our community,” Sautel said.