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

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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Dr. Jessica Zitter returns to Colorado Springs
26 Jul

Join Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care for a free, community education event and presentation from Dr. Zitter about "A New Kind of Heroism" as she exposes the public health crisis from an insider's perspective.