Inpatient Care Unit

Pikes Peak Hospice is the only area hospice provider with an inpatient care unit equipped to manage more serious care needs.Typically, only those with the most complex cases opt for hospice inpatient care. Many patients come to our inpatient care unit until they are stabilized, and then return home. Our Inpatient Unit Guidelines offer additional information.

We Provide:
  • Comprehensive symptom management
  • Wound and ostomy specialist on staff
  • Communication with Pikes Peak Hospice palliatist providers, patients, families, and patients' primary and consulting physicians, per physician request
  • Family/caregiver education
Extraordinary Nursing Care

Our dedicated Inpatient Unit nursing staff includes highly trained Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, including many with hospice certifications.Their expertise in the area of hospice and palliative medicine is invaluable when addressing the acute needs of our hospice patients.

Our Inpatient Unit nursing staff routinely cares for patients with complex needs, including tracheostomies, complex wound care, home vents, and urinary and GI diversion devices.They also assist with blood transfusions, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and other special procedures. Our nursing staff continually assess patients' symptom and pain management to assure our standard of excellence in care.

Training

All of our nursing disciplines receive intense training upon employment, followed by monthly training on specialized topics, and annual competency testing. Our Skills Lab provides a venue to demonstrate and practice techniques for staff and family caregivers.

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care encourages attendance at Continuing Education classes (local, state and national) on topics related to hospice and palliative care.

What Our Families Say

Please applaud everyone at the IPU for the loving care of my mom, 
hugs when I cried, answering questions when asked.  Thank you. ~ Patient's son

There are not words to describe how much everyone at Pikes Peak Hospice is appreciate. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such great care of my loved one as she made her final journey. 
I will miss her terriby but am at peace because she was at peace in the end
which is largely due to the care of her Hospice team. 
Thank you to all the staff. ~ Patient's family

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Your Healthy Family - Have you made your end-of-life care decisions?
01 Oct

Listen to an interview with our Chief Medical Officer about how to hold what may be the most important conversation of your life.