Health care needs change as people age. Providence provides whole-person, tailored care for all patients and supports their families throughout their health journey.
Providence Senior Health weaves together our integrated health system with our community partners to provide a simple, accessible path to health care for every person. Using creative ways to partner with older adults and their families, we are able to deliver health care tailored for each person’s specific needs.
4Ms of Age Friendly Care
Providence doctors are using the 4Ms of Age Friendly Care to help you stay healthy. In this video, Marian O. Hodges, M.D., MPH, talks about the 4Ms. As the medical director of Providence Senior Health, Dr. Hodges is an expert on aging and wellness and leads the pioneering senior health team for Providence Oregon.
Watch this short video to learn how these four important factors can minimize your risks and help you live your healthiest life.
Fall Risk Reduction
In the U.S., an older adult dies from a fall every 20 minutes. Many more are injured. Watch this video to learn how to reduce your fall risk.
Sponsored by Providence Senior Health Program, the Fall Risk Reduction class is taught by Providence Physical Therapist Lauren Wagner and Providence Elderplace Pharmacist Kristen Wendell. The video is 90 minutes long and includes a demonstration of Tai Chi.
Your gift will help advance and expand programs such as these for seniors at home or in a typical care setting.
Hospice and Palliative Care
Providence Hospice provides experienced, compassionate care for people nearing the end of life. The hospice care team provides everything from pain control and comfort care to emotional, social and spiritual support, including support for family members and caregivers.
We also offer bereavement support to anyone who has suffered a loss through death. All services are free of charge.
The aim of palliative care is to alleviate suffering in all its forms – physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual – and it can begin as early as diagnosis. Palliative care allows us to treat the whole patient, to address things that matter beyond the disease, improving quality of life and easing anxiety.
Your support will help improve all aspects of caring for seniors and for patients facing long-term illness or nearing the end of life.