Caregiver Education

Physician with patient and her daughter


Caring for a loved one is not easy, and most of us feel unprepared to meet all of the physical and emotional needs of our loved one. You are not alone! Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care provides support for family caregivers to help you care for your loved one. 

Our team provides expert medical care with oversight by physicians and nurse practitioners.The team also includes nurses and certified nursing assistants, counselors, chaplains, pharmacists and volunteers -- all of whom specialize in end-of-life care. They will tailor care plans to meet the specific needs of your loved one. The number of weekly visits from each discipline may vary depending on patient needs and desires. However, we’re just a phone call away -- 719 633-3400 -- if you have questions or need help. 

We also provide detailed Training Sheets for caregivers about a variety of topics including Advance Directives, Medications, Skin Care, Self-Care for the Caregiver… and more than 40 other topics to help you meet the physical and emotional needs of your loved one. Your Care Team will teach you about the topics that apply to your loved one’s needs, and you can always access copies on our website. There also links to numerous online resources. We often refer family caregivers to caringinfo.org, another good resource for hospice and palliative care information.

We know that caregiving can be a balancing act, but with these tools and the support of your Care Team, you can enhance your loved one’s care and your time together. 

What Our Families Say

What you all do is amazing.  Thank you for all your help, support and guidance for my mother and family.  It was such a gift and a blessing to be with my mom and take care of her and to have her at home with my daughter and I.  We will never forget your kindness.  Thank you! ~ Patient's family

The services my husband and I received during his last stages of life were invaluable to us.  His primary wish at the end was to be at home.  I was very afraid that I couldn't grant that wish, but with the help of Pikes Peak Hospice he was able to be at home, where he was comfortable, until the very end.  I am also truly thankful for the grief counseling that you provided to me. ~ Patient's wife

Thank you for all your assistance during this time and for the care of my mother.  There are not enough compliments to give for the support, knowledge, bedside manner, courtesy and kindness. ~ Patient's daughter

 

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