When the time for aggressive treatment to cure your illness is over, MultiCare Hospice is there to help you live as fully and comfortably as possible, with dignity and respect. We also support your family, friends and caregivers by answering questions, discussing concerns and offering comfort.
Hospice is for individuals who are entering the last phases of any terminal illness, including cancer, AIDS, Alzheimers and related dementia illnesses, heart failure, ALS or Lou Gerhig's disease, COPD, end-stage diabetes, Parkinson's and renal failure.
Hospice care is not designed to curative treatment for your illness, but rather to provide care and support to help you manage your pain and other symptoms. The goals of Hospice are to meet your comfort (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional) needs and keep you safe as possible. We are here to empower you to live out your life in the way that you choose.
Hospice care is provided wherever you are — at home, an assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital. In addition to our program’s extensive services, we can help you locate additional resources and assist you with advanced directives.
Services we provide include:
To be eligible for hospice services, you must meet the following criteria:
Learn more about how to access our services.
MultiCare Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care Services
253-301-6400 or 888-516-4504
3901 S Fife St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
PO Box 5200
Tacoma, WA 98415-0200
253-301-6500 or 888-516-4505
To contact the State of Washington's 24-hour hotline regarding concerns or registering complaints concerning implementation of the advanced directive requirements, please dial 800-633-6828.
We have an array of books and videos about many different topics related to hospice. These materials can be checked out by patients, family members of our patients and volunteers.
For more information, call 253-301-6400 or toll-free 888-516-4504.