The Denver Hospice is Accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.

The Denver Hospice was founded by Carolyn Jaffe, an oncology nurse. Carolyn, who was Jewish, was passionate about ensuring exceptional end-of-life care for all in our community. That passion continues today, reflected in our accreditation by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice (NIJH). NIJH serves as a resource and educational center to support issues and challenges of serving the Jewish terminally ill. Their accreditation is an honor accorded only a select few care providers in the nation, and we are the first hospice in Colorado so recognized.

NIJH accreditation speaks to the quality of care we provide and our attention to special requirements and requests to ensure end-of-life care abides by Jewish traditions and wishes of individuals in hospice and families. Our staff is trained, aware and sensitive to the traditions that make Judaism unique and special. We honor existing relationships with congregational rabbis or The Denver Hospice rabbi can assist you.

We welcome the opportunity to assist you.
For more information, please contact our Education Department at