We are licensed for 135-beds in our facility and we offer a full spectrum of services throughout the campus.
I’m paying privately when I begin my stay at Martha & Mary but need to convert to Medicaid will I be forced to move out?
No, we believe in trying to serve all those in need regardless of their personal ability to pay. We help guide families through the Medicaid application process when it becomes appropriate and they do not have to leave just because they convert to Medicaid. However, we expect families to be responsible for getting paperwork completed timely and efficiently to ensure Martha & Mary continues to receive timely payment from the appropriate party.
Does Martha & Mary accept Medicaid and Medicare?
Yes, we accept Medicaid, Medicare, and a variety of other third party insurance payors. We are the preferred provider for a number of insurance carriers like Group Health, KPS, Premera, and TRICARE.
Does Martha & Mary have private rooms available?
We have many private rooms throughout the building. Sometimes they are available and sometimes there is a waiting list. You should contact our Admissions Coordinator if you’re specifically interested in a private room. There is an additional surcharge for private rooms.
Do you have good staffing ratios?
Yes, we’re proud of our staffing ratios and actually print them everyday for the public to see in our front lobby. This is one area, as a committed not-for-profit healthcare organization, that we believe separates us from other providers. We have maintained our commitment even during government financial constraints to keeping a qualified and competent staff to care for our residents and families.
What do you offer for Activities?
We are unique in our commitment to a comprehensive Activity program that includes things such as Horticulture Therapy, Pet Therapy, Intergenerational Programming, painting classes, church services, music programs, ferry rides, wedding shows, shopping trips, and bus outings to name just a few of the many things there are to do here at Martha & Mary.
Is Martha & Mary Health Services a for-profit or not-for-profit organization?
We are a not-for-profit and one of the only kind in this region. We serve an important role in the life of families here in Western Washington. In fact, we provide over a $1 million in uncompensated care each year because of the gap of what government pays and what actual expenses we incur.
Do you accept donations?
We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that does accept donations. In fact, the contributions that we receive help us to upgrade the equipment for staff and residents that we would otherwise not be able to afford.
Do you have any partnerships to provide Hospice care?
Yes, we are well-suited to provide Hospice care with our nursing staff that’s well trained in pain management, our social work clinicians, and our spiritual ministries staff. As a result, we have partnerships with Hospice of Kitsap County and Group Health Hospice. We also offer two private “Angel Rooms” in the building for families facing end-of-life care needs.
Can I do any shopping if I come to Martha & Mary?
Yes, you can go downtown or to the malls if that’s what you’re used to doing. Otherwise, we also have a Gift Shop where snacks and some boutique items are available for purchase.
Are there set visiting hours at Martha & Mary?
No, you can visit anytime. However, the doors do get locked at a certain point in the evening. You may be required to ring the door bell if it gets too late.
Can my pet visit me?
Yes, we have several pets that come to visit each day. Pets are welcome to come visit as long as they are under control and safe to be around other people. Our staff would be happy to address more specific questions about your particular situation.
Do I have to be Lutheran to be admitted into Martha & Mary being that the sponsoring congregations are all Lutheran?
No, we accept and respect people of all faiths. In fact, many of the spiritual care services that we offer are “ecumenical” in nature.
Where does the name Martha & Mary come from?
Our founder selected the name after the story in the Bible (Luke 10:38-42) of two sisters that had invited Jesus into their home. One sister was name Martha while the other was named Mary. This story reminds us that while each of us are called to serve in different ways, we can never get so busy with tasks that we forget the value of relationships with those around us.
Why is it important that Martha & Mary is a not-for-profit provider?
As a not-for-profit provider it means that the customers and community in which we serve come first. We don’t have private owners or shareholders to keep happy. Unlike other providers in this region, 100% of our resources are put back into our mission. For more information about the importance of a not-for profit provider, click here.