The Denver Hospice

For over three decades, more than 60,000 patients and their family members have turned to us for care and comfort during difficult times.
As Colorado’s leader in hospice and palliative care we are committed to caring for everyone who comes through our door wherever they call home.
The Denver Hospice cares for the elderly at the end of their long, rich lives, those struck far too young by advanced illness, offers comfort to those who choose to battle their life-limiting illness, offers comfort and grief counseling to families and friends.

Veterans Services

VetsLounge_badge.jpg
Veteran's Lounge at our Inpatient Care Center at Lowry.
The Denver Hospice is committed to serving the needs of Veterans. Approximately 26% of our patients are Veterans. Our admissions team works to ensure that our patients are receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration. We offer programs at The Denver Hospice and within our community to serve the needs of veterans and their families. 

Our Programs and Services

Veterans Wing - Our inpatient care center opened in 2011 and features an entire wing dedicated to Veterans. This was made possible by donations raised by The Bill Daniel's Fund. Veterans who are patients of The Denver Hospice have priority of our suites available in the Veterans Wing.
 
Wall of Honor - Our inpatient care center, which opened in 2011 honors and pays tribute to our veterans by displaying photos of our patients who have served in any division of any war in the Veterans Lounge.  The wall is beautiful video screen that includes veteran's photo, military branch and years of service. We are looking for veterans in our care and posting photos of them in their military days or a recent photo on our Wall of Honor. Contact ljellison@denverhospice.org with an electronic photo and we will return it.
 
Contract Skilled Nursing Residences - We have put together a list of our preferred housing in the Colorado area. If you are seeking housing for a loved one, we have created a list of our preferred Contract Nursing Homes in Colorado. 
 
Veteran Steering Committee - In 2006 The Denver Hospice formed a multidisciplinary Veteran Steering Committee that consists of 20 members.  They focus on programs and services for Veterans including the Aurora Veteran's Salute, the largest and most well-known event to honor veterans in the metro area. For more info on the Aurora Veteran's Salute visit, www.auroragov.org/salute.
 
Military History Checklist - Once admitted into our care, our chaplains work with our Veterans to determine their military status and continuously works with them to ensure they are receiving benefits.
 
Vet to Vet Program - Our volunteers have the opportunity assist in a clinical volunteer setting where they can interact with Volunteers in our care.
 
Staff and Volunteer Education - New employees and volunteers are educated to ensure that veterans are receiving healthcare benefits.  During orientation, staff and volunteers are made aware of veteran and survivor benefits. Ongoing training for staff and volunteers on Veterans issues enhance the care of our Veterans and their families to ensure they are receiving benefits from the Veterans' Administration (VA).
  
Certificates of Appreciation - To demonstrate our continued appreciation and commitment to Veterans, we present to them a Certificate of Appreciation. Since March 2009, our Chaplains have awarded more than 1,900 Certificates of Appreciation to Veterans in our care and that number is still growing.