When should you reach out for Hospice Services?
Anytime! We are here for you. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following:
- Frequent hospitalizations
- Increased weakness
- The decrease in ability to function
- Progressive unintentional weight loss/gain
- Increased oxygen dependency
- Dementia with the inability to communicate
- Desire to stop treatment
- Trouble swallowing
- Desire to focus on comfort measures
High Peaks Hospice believes that when it comes to your health, it is your choice. Our team, along with the patient and their loved ones will create a plan of care to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs based on your choices. Our staff can answer questions and help you to understand the process as well as offering options for care that you may not have considered. Patient and family wishes and choices are taken into consideration at all times.
High Peaks staff can answer your questions and bring patients and their families peace of mind. While it is never too early to contact us, we are here to help patients to LIVE their best life at the end of life. A common statement that we receive on our Patient Satisfaction Surveys is, “We wish we had called sooner.”
As a patient of High Peaks Hospice, you have options. We have many patients that continue to travel, visit their loved ones and take day trips and weekend get-a-ways.
Eligibility varies by individual, the illness they are living with and many other factors. In general, if treatment no longer works or is no longer desired, or a significant decline in status has occurred, you should call our hospice office to discuss the options available to you.
High Peaks Hospice provides specialized care that meets the needs and desires of people living with a terminal illness and those who care for them.
We provide the information, expertise and added care needed to have the highest quality of life possible. It is meant to allow someone to live as fully and comfortably as possible every day. Our care focuses not only on the person who is living with the illness but also on their family – however they define it – and provides support that continues through the illness and after. Hospice care is not about dying, it’s about how you live – in comfort and with dignity.
Patients are asked to articulate their desires and needs and to participate in choices about their caregiving them back control. With our emphasis on pain control management, patients are given comfort so they may enjoy the time they have with those they love. Whenever possible, care is given in the location where the patient feels most comfortable, most often in the familiar surroundings of their home. High Peaks staff provide the medical, spiritual, emotional and practical support to allow our patients to live their lives to the fullest.
Our care includes visits, assessment, planning, and teaching by nurses, social workers, chaplains, support volunteers, and others. It also provides needed medications, equipment, supplies and materials related to the hospice illness and needed to address or prevent symptoms or discomfort.
We give community-based, compassionate end-of-life care which is a gift to those on their final journey.