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Front Range Hospice specializes in providing state of the art hospice care in your home. For us, death is a natural event. We work with you and your family to prepare you emotionally, physically and spiritually for the journey you are on. Our staff is trained to anticipate the probable course of your disease and educates you and your family, arranges for the proper medications and supplies to be in your home, and walks side by side with you on this journey. Our goal is for there to be no surprises or long periods of discomfort. Our staff understands that this is a very special and unique time for you and your family. It can be a time of reconciliation, a time to renew your love for each other, a time of forgiveness and even a time of joy. We know that there are no do overs in end of life care so we work very hard to get it right the first time. We do this with state of the art communication systems, an electronic documentation system, very low patient staff ratios, excellent clinical partners, constant end of life education, and an extensive quality assurance and performance improvement program.
Although we have the capability of moving you to a facility if that is your desire, we specialize in providing our care in your home. We respond rapidly to your requests for assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
We are the first privately owned Joint Commission Accredited Hospice in Colorado. This means that we have voluntarily agreed to meet a standard that is significantly higher than required by the State or Federal Government. We chose to do this to ensure you and your family that you were choosing a hospice that stands for quality care.
We service Larimer, Weld, Boulder, Adams, Broomfield, and some of Denver counties. We can easily cover this territory because we have two distinct teams; North and South, and the team members, especially our nurses, live within the area they serve. Our clinical teams are equipped with computers and WiFi cards so they can always access your record at the bedside. They carry Blackberries to ensure instant communication with other team members and with you. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day 7 days a week by a Front Range Hospice employee. We are truly committed to providing you with legendary end of life care.
Please do not hesitate to call us at 303-957-3101 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Front Range Hospice would like to say thank you to all our special and giving volunteers.
For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2013
Hospice Community Celebrates Contributions of Volunteers
during National Volunteer Week, April 21 - 27
(Alexandria, Va) – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization salutes the estimated 450,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 21 million hours of service to hospice programs each year.
National Volunteer Week is April 21 – 27, 2013 and those dedicated individuals offering support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness deserve special recognition for the difference they make in America.
More than 1.65 million patients in the U.S. are cared for by hospice every year.
“Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling hospice and palliative care organizations to offer the best care possible for patients living with life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers,” said J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO. “By sharing their time, energy, and expertise, volunteers bring compassion and caring to the lives of those in need.”
Hospice volunteers often serve patients and families at the bedside but they also assist in the office, help raise awareness, contribute to educational programs, and provide fundraising support and more.
It is federally mandated under Medicare that five percent of all patient care hours be provided by trained volunteers. This regulation reflects the vital role that volunteers play in the hospice philosophy of care and ensures that a hospice program has roots deep in the community.
On Friday, April 26, the National Hospice Foundation will present the Buchwald Spirit of Caring Award to actress and hospice advocate Torrey DeVitto who herself has been serving as a hospice volunteer for six years.
DeVitto has been encouraging younger Americans to learn more about hospice and to consider giving their time to this important service.
Said DeVitto, “As a hospice volunteer, I've seen firsthand the comfort, love and respect hospice brings to all the people they care for. I offer my thanks to all the hospice volunteers across the country who are doing so much for their communities."
To learn more about hospice or to contact a local hospice, visit the NHPCO website www.nhpco.org
or contact the HelpLine at 1-800-658-8898.
Many young people volunteer with hospice programs and bring
energy and enthusiasm to the patients and families they support.