The Palliative Care Partnership

Ask how palliative care can benefit your patients.

In patients with a terminal diagnosis or complex co-morbidity, the physician-patient relationship can often become strained. Frequent hospital admissions, unmanageable pain and nausea, ravaging symptoms, and uncontrollable fear or distress are common.     

In greater than 90 percent of such cases, a palliative specialist can help the primary care physician get pain and other symptoms under control, and help patients and families manage emotional distress.

According to the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, collaboration between physicians and palliative care organizations creates clinical benefits including:

  • Reduced symptom burden
  • Care concordant with patient-family preferences
  • Patient-family professional consensus on the goal of medical care
  • Improved patient and family satisfaction
  • Reduced costs via shortened length of hospital stays and more appropriate treatment

Click here to watch a 4:00 minute video from KKTV11 Connects about our Palliative Services.  

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.