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Our Hospice Philosophy

Columbia River Home Health and Hospice believes that choice always exists. Excellent quality of life is always attainable — people with illness can live fully and die well. When death is accepted as a natural part of life, hope changes but does not disappear. A person faced with serious, life-limiting, or terminal illness need not […]

The Caregiver’s Role

You may not think of yourself as a caregiver, but anyone who helps someone else because that person is no longer able to manage some or all of the activities of daily life is considered a caregiver. Whether the caregiver is a relative, spouse, friend, neighbor, volunteer, or medical professional, it is important to identify […]

Respite Care

How Respite Care Helps Respite care services provide temporary in-home care for elderly or disabled individuals, allowing family caregivers to take some time off from their caregiving role while ensuring that their loved one is well cared for. At Columbia River, our in-home care program matches your loved one with one of our friendly and […]

Overview of Services: The “People” Part of Hospice

The Inter-Disciplinary Group (IDG) is composed of individuals who provide the complete spectrum of care to the patient and his/her loved ones. The team members are a community of care providers with the patient and family at its center. Columbia River team members contribute expertise in managing physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms – but the […]

Home Health VS Hospice

WHO PROVIDES CARE – HOME HEALTH  VS HOSPICE. HOME HEALTH Home health agencies bring their services to the private homes of patients in need of skilled care related to their diagnosis, including, but not limited to, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, speech/language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. HOSPICE Most patients receive hospice services from […]

What is Hospice: Myths About Hospice Care

‘Hospice’ is a term that describes a specific type of symptom management care for people who will eventually die as a result of a progressive disease. In order to make informed decisions and take advantage of the personalized level of care and services that hospice offers, we can correct our misconceptions. MYTHS ABOUT HOSPICE CARE […]

Hospice Levels of Care

One of the biggest misconceptions about hospice is that it is a place. Hospice is a type of care that can happen where ever the patient calls home. This includes houses, apartments, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hotels, and more. While there is a level of care called general inpatient that happens in a […]

Levels of Care

Specialized Care Columbia River provides high-quality care through individualized, compassionate service. At the heart of hospice care, you will find a deep appreciation and understanding of the special needs of our patients. We believe strongly in the dignity and value of the human soul. Hospice care focuses on comfort and quality of life, rather than […]