Our Mission:

 

We promise to:

• Empower you to make decisions about your life and hospice care.
• Be sensitive to your needs and help control your symptoms.
• Always be accessible to you, day or night.


Since 1978, our experienced team of clinicians has provided high-quality hospice and palliative care services in the comfort of home to our patients across western Washington. Our agency provides quality-driven care to terminally-ill patients with diagnoses such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, cancer and neurologic-related disorders. In addition, our team provides patient individualized care to a large number of terminally-ill patients with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia.

We also provide a comfort therapy program that includes massage therapy, therapeutic music and animal assisted interactions.  

We’re proud of our reputation as a leader in hospice health care and promise to deliver an exceptional level of professionalism and customer service to you and your loved ones.


 

• Our Joint Commission accreditation status demonstrates a strong commitment to providing high quality care.
• We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 
 

Our service area includes the following counties:

 

Clallam, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Thurston

 
 

The Assured Home Health and Hospice Foundation supports home health and hospice patients and their families by helping with quality of life needs not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. All donations serve local residents.


Grief Support Sessions

We offer grief support group sessions to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss. Offered free of charge and is a drop-in group, no pre-registration or admission requirements.

 

Discovery View Retirement

Address pending!
Last Friday of the month | 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Port Angeles Senior Center

328 East 7th Street | Port Angeles
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month

 

Sequim Community Church

950 North 5th Avenue | Sequim
First and third Tuesday of every month
In the portable buildings located closest to 5th Avenue


Meet Our Team

  Missing from photo :  Paul Cunningham, MD, Medical Director, Michele Stafford, DO, Medical Director, Jeanne Battenburg, ARNP, Candace Hinson, RN Team Lead, Alicia Hedtke, RN, Reyne Yamane, RN;  Front Row :  Cheryl Sifford, RN MSN, Administrator, Denise Guffin, MSW, Social Worker, Angela Pursley, RN, Caitlin Kilmer, Volunteer and Comfort Therapy Coordinator, Marti Kavadas, HHA;  Second Row:   Melissa Carmichael, Office Manager, Dale Scheett, LPN, Cynthia Austin, RN Case Manager, Paul Fiorini, Chaplain & Bereavement Coordinator;  Third Row:   Tammy Dedmore, CNA, Kevin Carmichael, CNA, scheduler, Christine Lambert, RN Case Manager, Brenda Francis, RN Nurse Liaison, Nancy Young, RN

Missing from photo:  Paul Cunningham, MD, Medical Director, Michele Stafford, DO, Medical Director, Jeanne Battenburg, ARNP, Candace Hinson, RN Team Lead, Alicia Hedtke, RN, Reyne Yamane, RN; Front Row:  Cheryl Sifford, RN MSN, Administrator, Denise Guffin, MSW, Social Worker, Angela Pursley, RN, Caitlin Kilmer, Volunteer and Comfort Therapy Coordinator, Marti Kavadas, HHA; Second Row:  Melissa Carmichael, Office Manager, Dale Scheett, LPN, Cynthia Austin, RN Case Manager, Paul Fiorini, Chaplain & Bereavement Coordinator; Third Row:  Tammy Dedmore, CNA, Kevin Carmichael, CNA, scheduler, Christine Lambert, RN Case Manager, Brenda Francis, RN Nurse Liaison, Nancy Young, RN


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Cheryl Sifford, Hospice Administrator

Cheryl joined Assured Hospice in October. Her first position in nursing was in geriatric care, and she has now worked for over 20 years in this field. Her commitment to her patients has led her to a career in hospice spanning fifteen years.

I believe that compassion for the sick is the highest calling in nursing, and I feel honored every day to be able to contribute to the quality of life for our hospice patients.

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Dr. Michele Stafford, Medical Director

Dr. Stafford is board certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  She received her medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Family Medicine residency and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Beyond her medical oversight of Assured Hospice patients, her clinical practice is a full spectrum of family medicine, taking care of children and adults in the clinic and in the hospital.


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Risa Denenberg, MSN, ARNP

Risa Denenberg currently lives in Sequim, WA and has worked for four decades in clinical nursing and education. Prior to completing a masters in nursing (MSN) in family health at Columbia University in New York City in 1990, she worked as an Emergency Department RN and as a hospice RN. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked in HIV/AIDS care, in prison health, and for many years in hospice and palliative care. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at NYU School of Nursing, the School of Public Health at Hunter College in NYC, and at Shoreline Community College School of Nursing in Shoreline, WA. Currently, she provides chronic pain management care to patients at Jamestown Family Health Center in Sequim. Risa is also a poet and an editor with five published poetry collections.


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Charla Wright, PCR

Charla graduated with her Master’s in Education and has advocated for Clallam County for the last six years. Her passion is educating people on their choices and helping patients and families understand their options. Assisting families and their loved ones is an honor and privilege which Charla has experienced both professionally and personally. Charla’s passion is photography, baking, and her husband and five children.

Heading into the last phase of our journey should be calm, loving, and beautiful. I am so honored to be part of designing a person’s journey.