The Denver Hospice provides different levels of hospice care to meet the needs of patients and their families.
Routine Hospice Care
Routine hospice care from The Denver Hospice is provided in the comfort and security of your home, wherever you are - home, assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility. A hospice nurse works with the patient's primary physician to assure the appropriate services are available at your home. Our clinical hospice team also works with caregivers to help them feel comfortable performing routine care activities.
Respite care is provided when day-to-day care for a loved one with advanced illness is physically and emotionally demanding. The Denver Hospice provides respite care to patients that provides caregivers short-term relief and assure quality, attentive care for the patient while they are away. Respite hospice care is usually provided at a skilled nursing facility.
Continuous Care (Care Plus)
Advanced illness is often accompanied by severe symptoms that change over time. The Denver Hospice offers continuous care - also called Care Plus - in the home-setting to help manage these symptoms and enhance patient comfort. This type of care is provided for a set number of hours per day for a few days.
General Inpatient Hospice Care
When managing symptoms becomes too complex for the home setting, general Inpatient Hospice Care offers the best solution. This type of care involves a short-term stay in a hospice care center or skilled nursing facility, so that 24-hour skilled nursing care can be provided. Many of the patients we serve receive this level of care in our own Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center at Lowry. Here our highly-trained staff provides intensive nursing, spiritual and supportive care to meet each patient's unique needs. The length of stay is determined by our Inpatient Care Center nurse and our physician. Most insurance policies cover room and board at this level of care.