The Denver Hospice team consists of individuals who focus on comfort by addressing physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Our team works closely with family members or other loved ones to ensure each individual receives the support and care they need at all times.Medical Providers
Work with an individual’s doctor and others on the hospice team to ensure comfort and symptoms are managed. Our medical providers include doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Manages the plan of care, coordinates physical care, monitors symptom management, and arranges for medications, supplies, and medical equipment. The hospice nurse will teach hospice patients and their families about the illness, what to expect and how to provide care.
Assists with bathing, personal care, meals and exercise. The CNA will assist with changing bed linen, laundry, running errands and miscellaneous tasks that are in direct support of the hospice patient.
Provides individuals in hospice and their families with emotional support and counseling for transition to end-of-life care. Assesses the individual and family for signs of distress and addresses psychological, social and resource needs.
Provides non-denominational spiritual and emotional support for individuals in hospice and their families. The chaplain also assists with funeral arrangements, if desired.
Provides education and interventions to the hospice patients and their family members regarding appropriate nutritional intake as the patient’s condition progresses. Dietary counseling is provided on an as needed basis.
Visits hospice patients and their families to provide support and companionship through such services as reading or helping write letters. Some volunteers also provide emotional comfort by visiting, calling, or sending cards throughout the grieving period.