Living more fully with help from hospice
Hospice care is about living -- helping you find comfort, dignity and fulfillment at one of the most important times of life. Even when you're told that nothing more can be done for a life-limiting illness, Pikes Peak Hospice can provide specialized support to achieve your goals. Hospice care is designed for patients of all ages who are seeking comfort rather than a cure during the last phase of life.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care focuses on enhancing comfort and helping you live life to the fullest. We provide care and support to holistically address your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You're in control of your choices for the hospice care you receive. And, hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance.
The road to relief starts with direct questions and honest answers.The most important first step you can take is understanding your options.
The vast majority of Americans say they want to spend their last phase of life at home. You can receive our services wherever you call home -- a private residence, assisted living facility or skilled nursing center. When medical needs become more complex, we are the only area hospice provider with our own licensed inpatient care unit to manage more serious care needs in a comfortable setting.
Expert medical care - Your comfort comes first. Our team provides specialized end-of-life clinical care with oversight by physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses.
Assistance with daily living - With a complex serious illness, the routines of life may not be so routine. Our certified nursing assistants help with bathing, grooming, changing bed linens and other everyday activities.
Helping hands and hearts - Our specially trained volunteers can make a huge difference in your life. They offer support to you and your care team, a friend to talk to, a hand to hold, a helper to run errands.
Equipment, supplies and medications - Most medical equipment (such as a wheelchair, hospital bed, bedside commode), supplies and medications related to the hospice-related illness are included. And, they are delivered right to the patient's home.
Complementary Therapies - We adjust our care to your unique needs, helping relieve stress and manage pain and other services. Our services can include other tools that work together with traditional medical therapies, such as touch therapies, aromatherapy, Animal Companions and Soothing Sounds music therapy.
Additional support for caregivers and families - Many families have never experienced caring for a loved on during a life-limiting illness. Our nurses and nursing assistants provide support by offering:
- Regularly scheduled nursing visits
- Practical tips and resources to help family members become more knowledgeable and confident caregivers
- Nurses available by phone 24/7 to answer questions and address urgent needs
Comprehensive grief support - Grief support is available for 13 months following the death of a loved one at no cost for families of Pikes Peak Hospice patients.
What can I expect if I call for help?
For a detailed introduction, you can talk with a Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Admissions professional who will assess your needs, answer your questions and explain your care options.
Once you've entered the care of Pikes Peak Hospice, our first goal is to provide relief from pain and symptoms, and then collaborate with you and your family in developing your plan of care.
Call us at 719.633.3400 or contact us to find out more about how Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care can help.