End of Life Care
Memorial Regional Health offers hospice care that provides end-of-life, palliative care for patients with a life-limiting condition. Memorial Regional Health Hospice has been licensed by the state of Colorado to offer hospice care that’s provided by an interdisciplinary team to administer physical, psychological, spiritual and sociological care.
The aim of hospice is to improve the quality of life for patients and family members who are experiencing end of life. We focus on treatment of pain and symptom control for our patients. We also provide wrap around care and support for the patient and family including, bereavement care, education, legal guidance and emotional support.
Each hospice patient receives a care plan to meet their individual needs, created together by the patient, family, and care team members. Working collaboratively to carry out the plan, members of the hospice team make regular visits with the patient and family. Hospice staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our hospice team provides the care at the patient’s home. We are also able to temporarily provide care at Memorial Regional Health Hospital should patient symptoms need a higher level of management than what is available in the home.
The hospice team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, CNAs, volunteers, pastoral care and therapists as needed.