Important Resources

Important Resources

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Non-profit organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. A wealth of research and resources surrounding end-of-life care.

Caring Connections
An initiative of NHPCO that provides a wide range of free materials and information about end-of-life care.

Life Quality Institute
Life quality Institute's goal is to transform healthcare in Colorado by equipping healthcare professionals and caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to provide the best person-and family-centered care possible.

Get Palliative Care                                                              
Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.  This website offers information about palliative care, including how to get it, and also addresses the question, "Is it right for you?"

We Honor Veterans
A program of NHPCO and VA, is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans.  Resources for patients, caregivers and professionals which includes informaton on Veterans benefits.

National Council for Aging Care's Guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of the Rockies
A Colorado/Wyoming organization providing education, advocacy, and technical assistance on behalf of our hospice & palliative care providers, and information and assistance to the public on end-of-life care.

Hospice Foundation of America
Professional and public resource for information on hospice, care giving and loss.

Hospice Net
Resource for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness.

Aging with Dignity
Practical information, advice and legal tools to make sure a patient's wishes are respected.

Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Resources for patients, caregivers and professionals, as well as information on public policy directed at quality end-of-life care.

Growth House
Comprehensive collection of reviewed resources for end-of-life care.

Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is a national not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that helps ensure that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care.

Medicare Hospice Benefits Booklet
This official government booklet includes information about Medicare hospice benefits:
Who's eligible for hospice care
What services are included
How to find a hospice program
Where to get more information

Articles of Interest
David Bowie's Son Breaks Social Medica Silence to Share Letter from Palliative Care Physician
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6844059/david-bowie-duncan-jones-letter-palliative-care-doctor

"The Best Possible Day" by Atul Gawande, M.D., New York Times, Oct.5, 2014
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/opinion/sunday/the-best-possible-day.html?_r=0

"How to Find a Good Hospice Program - 6 features to look for", Consumers Report, October 2014
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/12/how-to-find-a-good-hospice-program/index.htm

 

 

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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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.