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Divine Hospice & Palliative Care is a small, privately owned hospice company in Denver Colorado that is trying to carry out a mission close to our hearts. We need donations and volunteers to help reach out and provide care to those that need them the most but do not have the resources available.

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Please help us provide support to those that deserve to not be alone but don’t have the resources to help them.

CONTACT INFO
  • Address: 10200 E Girard Ave, Suite D-140
    Denver, CO 80231
  • Phone: 1-303-357-2540
  • Email: info@divinehospice.net

Hospice care is for anyone who has a condition that is considered terminal and is expected to live six months or less if the disease or condition runs its normal course.

The patient, family and physicians understand that the focus of hospice care is on pain, symptom management and comfort and not a cure.

Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness.

Hospice is a philosophy of care and can be delivered in any setting.

  • In the patient's Home
  • Independent living community
  • Assisted living residence
  • Skilled nursing home
  • Hospital

Your family doctor or specialist is encouraged to remain engaged in your care. The Hospice Physician works closely with your doctor, who knows you better (medically) than anyone else, to determine the specific medical needs that will be addressed in your individual plan of care

Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations.
Divine Hospice & Palliative Care also has programs to care for indigent and uninsured patients.

If a person changes his or her mind, he or she can be discharged from hospice and return to regular treatment and the health care system.

At any time during a life-threatening illness when a cure is not possible, it is appropriate to discuss hospice. The decision belongs to the patient, family and the physician. Hospice care is most beneficial when there is sufficient time to manage symptoms and establish a trusting relationship.

Comfort Care is defined as a type of care given to those with a serious condition who have chosen to forego extraordinary or disproportionate means of preserving or prolonging life. The goal of care changes from curative treatment to a focus on maintaining comfort in all spheres of life – physical, social, spiritual, emotional. Ordinary care would be continued and individualized to the particular patient’s needs and preferences for medication, testing etc., and is intended not to accelerate or postpone death, but rather to ensure a comfortable natural end of life. For example, oral intake would be continued as possible, with medical assistance of nutrition and hydration available when not excessively burdensome.

Among its major responsibilities, the interdisciplinary hospice team:

  • Manages the patient’s pain and symptoms
  • Assists the patient with the emotional and psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying
  • Provides needed drugs, medical supplies, and equipment
  • Coaches the family on how to care for the patient
  • Delivers special services like speech and physical therapy when needed
  • Makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs respite time
  • Provides bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends

Divine Hospice & Palliative Care will accommodate the needs of people of all faiths. We meet the patient and family where they are in their spiritual path, wherever that might be.

Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness.

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Yes
Your palliative doctor coordinates care with your other doctors and helps you navigate the often-complex healthcare system.

Most private insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care services in the hospital, in rehabilitation and in skilled nursing or hospice facilities
Divine Hospice & Palliative Care also has programs to care for indigent and uninsured patients.

Not at all.
The goal of palliative care is to make one comfortable and achieve the best possible quality of life. Palliative care can be available while undergoing treatments that may cure or reverse the effects of an illness.

In fact, palliative care can help cope with aggressive treatments by getting pain and symptoms under control to help one fight the disease.

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