Hospice Care

Hospice care offers comfort, compassion, and dignity to those   with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice offers a philosophy of coordinated care for patients and their loved ones. Patients are referred to hospice when life expectancy is approximately six months or less.  Hospice care can continue longer than six months, if needed, but requires physician certification.

Find a hospice near you by going to the website: http://www.hospicedirectory.org/

For more information, contact:

Denver Hospice- Inpatient Care Center at Lowry
8299 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO  80230
Phone:  (303) 418-3000
Fax: (303) 321-7171
Website:  http://www.thedenverhospice.org

Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare for patients   with a prognosis of 6 months or less. A patient can remain in hospice care beyond six months if a physician re-certifies that the patient is terminally ill.

This benefit covers all services, medications and equipment related to the illness. These include:

  • Physician services
  • Nursing services
  • Home health aides
  • Medical appliances and supplies
  • Spiritual, dietary, and other counseling
  • Continuous care during crisis periods
  • Trained volunteers
  • Bereavement services