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Hospice - Denver

  • Hospice
  • Palliative care
  • Palliative care and hospice

Our compassionate hospice team is specially trained to provide comfort, dignity and support for those who choose to spend the final stage of life with loved ones in familiar surroundings.

Experienced and compassionate care

Intermountain Health Hospice - Denver has been supporting terminally ill patients and their families with end-of-life care for more than 30 years, so you can have confidence in our deep understanding of your needs and our demonstrated compassion for providing hospice care. We are one of the few hospices in Colorado to be continually accredited by The Joint Commission, the gold standard by which healthcare quality is measured in the United States.

Whether you desire to spend your final days at home or at Collier Hospice Center, our inpatient hospice center, you will find high-quality, skilled and sensitive care. We offer a full spectrum of services, including home hospice, inpatient hospice, and palliative care in the home. Our services support the individualized attention you and your family members deserve, including:

  • Doctors, who are board certified in hospice and palliative care, are responsible for your plan of care.
  • Highly trained nurses make sure that your pain and symptoms are managed so you are comfortable.
  • Certified nursing aides help you with personal care.
  • Social workers, as your advocates, offer emotional support and can explain your choices about advanced directives and community resource options.
  • Pharmacists review your medications.
  • Chaplains support your personal beliefs and help you and your family with spiritual considerations.
  • Trained volunteers offer companionship and practical assistance.
  • Grief counselors offer support groups and individual counseling.

Program benefits and highlights

  • We offer a hospital-based program, giving you immediate access to the quality services of all Lutheran Medical Center facilities.
  • A dedicated team of experienced, skilled professionals and volunteers, working together to provide compassionate care to patients and their families.
  • At Intermountain Health Hospice - Denver, we provide aromatherapy to improve the experience of those we care for and assist with several conditions specific to hospice care.
  • Rapid response to current patient and family needs and questions.
  • Caring staff available every day to provide evaluation and admission services for new patients.
  • Bereavement support for family members for 13 months after the death of their loved one.

Grief support

We provide grief support groups and individual bereavement support. Our support resources are open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. We also offer bereavement services to family members for 13 months after a loved one has passed.

Our unique offerings

Learn more about our hospice offerings

Many patients prefer to be cared for in the comfort of their own space, whether that is your private residence, a nursing home, or another setting. If you desire to be at home, surrounded by family and friends, we will do what we can to make that happen.

Our nurses, doctors, volunteers and others partners with you to provide personalized care. We are dedicated to coming to you and providing your family with resources to help everyone feel as comfortable as possible. Your family and caregivers will have access to round-the-clock expertise from our nursing staff to ensure that pain relief and other needs are properly managed.

Every family’s needs are different. If you or your loved one need inpatient hospice care, Collier Hospice Center is Colorado’s first facility designed specifically for end-of-life care. Set amid pleasant landscaped gardens, Collier Hospice Center is located on the Lutheran Medical Center campus. The 30,000 square foot center is Colorado's first facility designed and built specifically for end-of-life care and is licensed as an acute hospice care facility.

Collier provides a place for you or your loved one to spend the last days of life in peace. Collier Hospice Center is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This means we follow a set of strict standards for measuring healthcare quality as we provide your care. At Collier, you also have access to our full-service hospital and all its services in case you need them.

Patients are admitted to Collier Hospice Center when they require 24-hour intensive care interventions to alleviate acute uncontrolled pain and symptoms of their end-of-life disease that are causing distress and discomfort. Care interventions can include medications, care needs assessment, safety education, and emotional support. CHC staff members also assist with arranging for the patient's continued care in another location. Once patients no longer require 24-hour skilled intervention, they may leave CHC and return to their previous living situation or to an alternative living site.

Facility features

All rooms, including 24 private patient rooms, are located on one floor for ease of use. All patients and guests can make use of our numerous and spacious public and private family areas, filled with abundant natural light and comfortable furnishings. Additionally, we provide:

  • Easy access to the outdoors including secure, quiet inner courtyards that are wheelchair and bed-accessible
  • Low windows that offer full views of the outdoors for bed-bound patients
  • Dining and kitchen area for families
  • Inter-faith chapel
  • Community reference library with internet access
  • Meeting rooms for support groups, grief-work activities, and education to the community and healthcare professionals
  • Offices for our Home Care and Administrative staffs

Hospice care is also provided at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital.