For Immediate Release

September 10, 2018

Kayla Arnesen, APR
303-398-6236
karnesen@care4denver.org

The Denver Hospice Receives Grant to Expand Palliative Care at Home Program

DENVER, September 10, 2018 — The Denver Hospice has received a $150,000 Daniels Fund grant to expand our Palliative Care at Home program.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. It treats the pain, symptoms and stress associated with a severe life-limiting illness or terminal diagnosis. Optio Health Services, the palliative care program of The Denver Hospice, provides this expert care throughout the Denver metropolitan area and wherever a patient calls home, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences and retirement communities.

Expanded programming features new, customized care programs that meet disease-specific needs. Initial offerings include Living with Cancer, Breathe Easy [treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease], Happy Hearts [cardiac care] and Transitions [helps patients and their families adapt to new circumstances].

“We are always looking for ways to give our patients more,” says Melinda Egging, president, The Denver Hospice. “We are so grateful the Daniels Fund recognizes and supports our continuous efforts to help our patients get the most out of every day.”

The disease-specific palliative care programs provide customized symptom management, support in making decisions on treatment options and help with emotional and spiritual care. Our highly-skilled team coordinates with other doctors, connects patients with community resources, offers advanced care planning services and more. For more information on Optio Health Services, visit OptioHealth.org or call 303-321-2929.

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