Inpatient Care Unit

Pikes Peak Hospice is the only area hospice provider with an inpatient care unit equipped to manage more serious care needs.Typically, only those with the most complex cases opt for hospice inpatient care. Many patients come to our inpatient care unit until they are stabilized, and then return home. Our Inpatient Unit Guidelines offer additional information.

We Provide:
  • Comprehensive symptom management
  • Wound and ostomy specialist on staff
  • Communication with Pikes Peak Hospice palliatist providers, patients, families, and patients' primary and consulting physicians, per physician request
  • Family/caregiver education
Extraordinary Nursing Care

Our dedicated Inpatient Unit nursing staff includes highly trained Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, including many with hospice certifications.Their expertise in the area of hospice and palliative medicine is invaluable when addressing the acute needs of our hospice patients.

Our Inpatient Unit nursing staff routinely cares for patients with complex needs, including tracheostomies, complex wound care, home vents, and urinary and GI diversion devices.They also assist with blood transfusions, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and other special procedures. Our nursing staff continually assess patients' symptom and pain management to assure our standard of excellence in care.

Training

All of our nursing disciplines receive intense training upon employment, followed by monthly training on specialized topics, and annual competency testing. Our Skills Lab provides a venue to demonstrate and practice techniques for staff and family caregivers.

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care encourages attendance at Continuing Education classes (local, state and national) on topics related to hospice and palliative care.

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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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.