High Peaks Hospice provides end of life care that listens with respect, cares with compassion, supports with choice, and comforts with understanding – wherever you call home, even in rural areas.
Our team addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of each individual we serve. This helps to provide a peaceful life closure, aligned with their values, wishes, choices and needs.
No one wants to think about losing someone they love…For that reason many families delay discussions about end of life care and wait to call until the final days or weeks of their loved one’s life.
If they only knew the facts about hospice care they could have started receiving additional specialized nursing care and medications, medical equipment, and supplies related to their loved one’s terminal illness, at no cost, much earlier.
Soon after a terminal illness of six months or less is the optimal time to enter hospice. There is no need to wait for a crisis to occur. Unfortunately, many patients wait and miss out on the comfort and peace of mind that hospice can provide.
Anyone can make a referral to hospice including a personal physician, nurse, friend, neighbor, the patient themselves, or a family member. If deemed appropriate for hospice care, care may be received for an unlimited period of time, depending on the course of the illness.
No one is refused care due to inability to pay. Hospice services are covered by the Hospice Benefit under Medicare with no co-pays or deductibles. Medicaid, as well as most private insurance companies and HMOs provide the same standard.
The one thing families tell us most often is, “We Wish we had called hospice sooner.”