Hospice Montrose CO

Hospice care is a better alternative for individuals who are terminally ill and don’t wish to die in a hospital setting. Hospice services offer an improved quality of life with pain control and relief of symptoms during the last phase of life. Hospices are more private and don’t restrict visitation privileges for family members. Hospices offer the in-house medical attention terminally ill cancer and AIDS patients need while in a comfortable setting. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the palliative services and hospices in Montrose, CO listed below.

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western CO
(970) 240-7734
645 S 5th
Montrose, CO

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Hospice Of The Uncompahgre Valley
(970) 240-7734
645 South 5th St P O Box 1804
Montrose, CO

SolArmor Hospice Denver
(720) 200-1036
7950 E. Prentice Ave.
Greenwood Village, CO
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Porter Hospice at the Johnson Center
(303) 561-5000
5020 E Arapahoe Rd
Centennial, CO

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Hospice & Palliative Care Services
(970) 824-8233
745 Russell St
Craig, CO

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Alpine Home Health & Hospice
(970) 240-8979
843 S 3rd St
Montrose, CO

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Roaring Fork Hospice
(970) 384-7530
1906 Blake Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO

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Lakeview Commons
(970) 278-4000
1422 W 29th St
Loveland, CO
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Agape Hospice Services
(720) 482-1988
6041 S. Syracuse Way
Greenwood Village, CO
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Angel of Shavano Hospice
(719) 539-7638
301 E Oak St
Salida, CO

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Hospice Services

By John Boden
ElderIssues, LLC

It is the wish of many with terminal illnesses to live their last days with dignity, comfortably at home among the people and things they love. And because of hospice, this is possible.

Hospice care is a comprehensive program that focuses on pain control and the relief of symptoms rather than treatment aimed at a cure. The program includes supportive and palliative services intended to improve the meaning and quality of the patient's life. Professional hospice team members and trained volunteers work with the family or close friends by teaching them how to manage care for the patient and giving them the emotional support to do the job.

When Is It Time for Hospice?

Hospice programs care for persons in the last months of life. Persons choose hospice when they decide to stop curative treatment or there are no further treatment options. It is important for persons entering hospice to have:

• A family member or close friend willing to be the primary caregiver who provides and manages the care at home.

• An understanding of their prognosis, that they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and also an understanding of the types of services hospice does and does not provide.

• The cooperation of their own personal physician who is willing to work with the hospice team to provide care.

All of these components must be in place in order for hospice care to be effective in the home. It needs to be stressed that although hospice care offers a desirable alternative to conventional medical treatment for many people, it is not for everyone. A person who is still looking for a cure or one who does not want to work with a caregiving team is not a good match for hospice care.

What Services Does Hospice Offer?

Nursing care: A registered nurse coordinates the care of the patient and is the link between the patient, family, and physician. The nurse provides direct care, medications, pain and physical assessment, and educates the patient and family.

Social services: The social worker provides advice and counseling to the patient and family, assists the other care team members in understanding the family dynamics and assists the family in making use of community resources.

Physician services: The patient's physician approves the treatment plan and works with the hospice team. The medical director of the hospice program acts as a consultant and a resource to the patient's physician, the patient and the other members of the hospice team.

Homecare aide and homemaker services: Aides provide assistance with daily needs such as bathing, feeding, dressing, transferring, and toileting. Homemakers are available to prepare meals, run errands, and do light house keeping.

Spiritual support: Members of the clergy are available to visit and provide spiritual support to the terminally ill and their family at home.

Trained volunteers: Dedicated people who are trained in good listeni...

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