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Dealing with an unexpected loss

02/14/18 at 03:34 PM | by Christy Pennington

By: Gloria A. Brooks February 13, 2018

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December Empty Stocking Fund Events

12/11/17 at 04:14 PM | by Christy Pennington

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November Empty Stocking Fund Events

11/09/17 at 03:37 AM | by Christy Pennington

As the newest Empty Stocking Fund agency, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is proud to promote the following fundraising events:

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Children's Grief Day Camp at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

07/12/17 at 12:03 PM | by Christy Pennington

On June 20, 2017, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care's Center for Grief and Loss hosted our annual Children's Grief Day Camp at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Fifteen children, along with 12 parents and grandparents, and three volunteers participated in activities including a zoo tour, crafts, and a group discussion about grief.

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Hospice Administrator and Strategic Planner Gloria A. Brooks Named New President of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care

04/28/17 at 01:00 PM | by Robin Whitten
Gloria A. Brooks

Gloria A. Brooks, MPA, FACHE, has been named the new President of Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care and the President and CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation. Both appointments are effective May 22, 2017. Brooks succeeds Martha M. Barton, who led the two organizations for 30 years before announcing in January that she would be retiring on June 1.

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Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care President Martha M. Barton to Retire

01/12/17 at 05:51 PM | by Robin Whitten

Martha M. Barton, President of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care announced January 12, 2017 that she will retire from her position June 1, 2017, after 30 years at the helm of the organization. Barton will also step down from her position as President and CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation.

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Colorado End-of-Life Options Act - Proposition 106 Fact Sheet

10/04/16 at 10:52 AM | by Robin Whitten

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has prepared a Fact Sheet about the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act - Proposition 106, including definitions and descriptions that are contained in the proposed statute so voters can be fully informed.

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10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice

07/29/16 at 11:54 AM

July 14, 2016 US News article: 10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice

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PPHPC Joins Care Synergy as an Affiliate

04/15/16 at 03:44 PM | by Robin Whitten

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care will become an affiliate of Care Synergy, a not-for-profit organization created to support, sustain and grow preeminent nonprofit, community-based, legacy hospice providers along Colorado's Front Range. Other affiliates include The Denver Hospice, Halcyon Hospice and Pathways Hospice.

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Moments of Life Campaign Shatters Common Misperceptions About Hospice Care

10/12/15 at 04:50 PM

Research conducted on behalf of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in 2012 has shown that a vast majority of those who have had an experience with hospice care providers, such as a loved one who received care at the end-of-life, have a very positive perception of hospice. But many others, who have not had a direct encounter with hospice, have questions, fears and misconceptions about what hospice is and what services it provides. Read more at Huffington Post

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How to Find a Good Hospice Program

10/01/15 at 04:54 PM

Most people are referred to hospice by their doctor. Patients, family members, even friends can also make referrals. If you’re looking for a program, check with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. But beware: More than half of U.S. hospice programs are for-profit, according to Medicare figures, and several recent news reports have highlighted problems at some of those programs.

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A nurse with fatal breast cancer says end-of-life discussions saved her life

09/28/15 at 07:06 AM

I am a nurse, a nationally recognized expert in care of the aged and senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation, which is devoted to improving the care of older people in the United States. Yet my perspective is not simply professional. For, you see, I live with Stage 4 (end-stage) inflammatory breast cancer. And while this metastatic cancer will one day kill me, the advanced-care planning conversations I have had with my health-care team have been lifesaving since my diagnosis.

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What Our Families Say

The entire hospice team exceeded our expectations always going above and beyond.  They are the most amazing group of people.  I can't even put into words how much we appreciate them.  They were always very caring, patient and sincere.  We could not have managed the process without them.  We will never forget you and are forever grateful. Thank you. ~ Patient's daughter

Everyone who came to attend to my wife were all fantastic caregivers and I cannot praise your hospice staff enough.  I was so thankful you were there. ~ Patient's husband

I could not have asked for a more caring set of people to help us through this difficult time.  Thank you so very much. ~ Patient's family

 

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A Woman’s Journey to Volunteer With Purpose
01 Sep

Sue Rizzo, a volunteer with Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, recently shared with us her experience with hospice care for her father, and how that inspired her to volunteer with hospice and palliative care patients.