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

Hospice is not a place but rather a type and philosophy of care.

Hospice care provides comfort and support both to patients with advanced illness and also to their families. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of life for patients by addressing each patient’s physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.

Divine Hospice & Palliative Care is considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice and palliative care involve a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the person’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the person’s loved ones as well.

The focus relies on the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.

Start the discussion!

Now is the best time to learn more about hospice and ask questions about what to expect from hospice services. Although end-of-life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for family members to share their wishes long before it becomes a concern.

Advance Care Planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones.

Communicate Your End-of-Life Wishes. Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal, and are based on your values and beliefs. Conversations that focus on your wishes and beliefs will relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) provide a series short videos that cover the basics of hospice care. This video series provides information about Hospice care and the different types of hospice care available. Topics also include advice on selecting a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for hospice care.

Understanding Hospice Care

An informational video that explains the basic services and mission of Hospice Care in the United States.

Planning for End of Life

Talking about end-of-life decisions can be a
difficult conversation.

This video provides the basics on how to get started planning for end-of-life situations.

Types of Hospice Care Services

In this video the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher covers the different types of hospice care that are available.

He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for hospice care.

When to Begin Hospice Care Services

In this video the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher covers the different types of hospice care that are available.

He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and to know when your loved ones are ready for hospice care.

Paying for Hospice Care

In this video the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher covers the different types of hospice care that are available.

He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for hospice care.

How to Choose Hospice Care

In this video the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher covers the different types of hospice care that are available.

He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for hospice care.


Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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