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Hospice

A caring team consisting of:

  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Home Health and Certified
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietary
  • Chaplains
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Volunteers

Recognizing death as a part of life, and striving to make each day worth living.

Who is Eligible?
Hospice is available for those persons with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. We serve persons who are residents of Grant County. There should also be someone available who will be able to assist with day-to-day care.

How are Hospice Services Paid For?

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance
  • We also look to our community for support through fundraising, donations and memorials.

What Services are offered?

  • We Honor Veterans Program
  • Regular visits by a Registered
  • Nurse with 24 hour on-call service available
  • Specialized care by Certified
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Volunteer Support
  • Grief Counseling and
  • Bereavement care for the patient and their family members
  • Medical Equipment and supplies
  • Prescribed medications related to the terminal illness
  • Pain management
  • Respite care, occasional 2-3 hour periods of relief for the primary caregiver

What is an Interdisciplinary Team Approach?
The interdisciplinary approach utilizes a team of professionals including physicians, nurses, nurse aides, social workers, clergy, therapists, and specially trained volunteers. Our team works to meet the need of patients and their loved ones. It is our desire to assist patients and their families as they encounter the stress and concerns arising from terminal illness. Blue Mountain Hospice hopes to be a refuge along this often difficult journey. We offer support designed to nurture your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

If you have ever wondered what a Hospice Volunteer does, please click on the word "Volunteers" in the list above to find out all of the ways that you may be able to help.

For more information about Blue Mountain Hospice, please contact:

Sylvia Dowdy-Ross (email: sross@bluemountainhospital.org) or Michelle Gibson at 541-575-1648.

We Honor Veterans Program
America's veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero's welcome home. That's why our hospice is taking part in the We Honor Veterans program. Our staff understand the unique needs of veterans and are prepared to meet the specific challenges that veterans and their families may face at the end of life.

We have embraced our mission to serve America's veterans. It's our way of saying thank you for the sacrifices they have made in serving us.

Timeline of U.S. Wars and Conflicts

World War I: The Great War

World War II: The Last Patriotic War

Korean War: The Forgotten War

Vietnam War

Persian Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm

Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom

Iraq War: Operation Iraqi Freedom