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.

Your Hospice Care Team

 

The Denver Hospice Team

The Denver Hospice team consists of individuals who focus on comfort by addressing physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. Along with a patient’s family members or other loved ones, the team will provide the necessary support and care for each patient. 

The Denver Hospice care team includes:

Medical Providers

Our doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants work with the patient’s doctor and others on the hospice team to ensure the patient is comfortable and symptoms are managed.

Nurse

Manages the plan of care, coordinates physical care, monitors the patient for symptom management, and arranges for medications, supplies, and medical equipment. They will teach patients and families about the illness, what to expect, and how to provide care.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Assists with bathing, personal care, meals, and exercise. The CNAwill also assist with changing bed linen, laundry, running errands, and miscellaneous tasks that are in direct support of the patient.

Social Worker

Provides patients and families with emotional support and counseling for transition to end-of-life care. Assesses the patient and family for signs of distress and addresses psychological, social and resource needs.

Chaplain

Provides non-denominational spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families. They also assist with funeral arrangements, if desired.

Registered Dietitian

Provides education and interventions to patient and family regarding appropriate nutritional intake as the patient’s condition progresses. Dietary counseling is provided on an as needed basis.

Volunteer

Visits patients and their families to provide support and companionship through such services as reading or helping write letters. Some volunteers also provide emotional comfort by visiting, calling, or sending cards throughout the grief period.