What Is Hospice Care ~ Options In Denver, Colorado

If you would like to have a Senior Advisor help you find the right place for you or a loved one, call to schedule a free consultation. Call Kelly O’Connor, (303) 214-9195, if you’re looking for a senior community or facility in Denver, Aurora, or the Southeast metro area. Call Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, if you’re looking for a senior community or facility in the West metro area or North metro area. The consultation is free to seniors and their families, and the senior advisement and placement services are also free.

Click here for a list of hospice care facilities and support in the Denver metro area.

Dying can be difficult – for the person who is ill and for families who are grieving and coming to terms with their loss. The hospice care movement was introduced in the United States in the 1970s, and for the past few decades, it’s been viewed as an accepted and valuable service that millions of people have embraced.

What Is Hospice Care
Hospice care services provide palliative care (medical care that focuses on relief from the stress and pain caused by serious illnesses) for seniors who have a terminal illness. To qualify for hospice care, terminally ill seniors must be unlikely to survive the illness, have a life expectancy of less than six months, and agree to forgo medical treatments.

While the majority of traditional medical care is perpetually focused on getting better and living longer, hospice care is focused on “dying well.” It’s a non-religious approach to respecting someone’s wishes, dying with dignity, and experiencing the least amount of physical pain and discomfort as possible.

For every person (and the loved ones of a terminally ill person) this can mean something different – physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually.

What Types Of Hospice Care Are Available In Denver
In the Denver metro area, there several times of hospice care available, including:

  • hospice care facilities
  • in-home hospice care
  • hospice care in assisted living facilities
  • hospice care in nursing homes
  • hospice care in hospitals

Making the decision to seek out or to accept hospice care can be a wrenching one, for seniors and their loved ones, because it means conceding that death is imminent. But the majority of people who use hospice supportive care facilities or services view the experience as a positive one, one which can not only improve quality of life, but also alleviate the fear of dying.

Contact A Senior Advisor For Help In Finding The Right Community Or Facility
If you’d like help finding the right community or facility for yourself or a loved one, contact one of these Senior Advisors. Their senior placement services are free for seniors and their families!

Denver, Aurora, Southeast Metro Area: Call senior advisor Kelly O’Connor, (303) 214-9195, or e-mail kelly@seniorgevity.com. Kelly helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in Denver, Aurora, and the Southeast metro area, including: Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Littleton, Englewood, Denver Tech Center, Lone Tree, Parker, and Castle Rock.

West Metro Area, North Metro Area: Call senior advisor Marnie Biln, (303) 222-5281, or e-mail marnie@seniorgevity.com. Marnie helps seniors and their families find communities and facilities in the West Metro area and North metro area, including: Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Thornton, Northglenn, Brighton, Commerce City, Westminster, Louisville, Longmont, and Lafayette.

Other Resources For Senior Living In Denver
Below are resources that describe other senior living options:
What Is Independent Living
What Is Assisted Living
What Are Residential Care Facilities
What Are Nursing Homes
What Is Memory Care
What Are Multi-Level Care Communities
What Are Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
What Is Hospice Care
What Are Senior Advisors