In honor of National Nursing Home Week, we would like to take a moment to honor and thank all of our nursing home partners for the immeasurable love and care they provide to their residents and our patients who live in their nursing communities.
As the nation’s population ages, nursing homes have become a significant partner in providing care at the end of life. Hospice services can significantly improve end-of-life care, so a good hospice-nursing home relationship is a crucial element in delivering such care. Front Range Hospice has strong relationships with nursing homes throughout our service territory as an additional option for patients and families to choose from.
The benefits of hospices in nursing homes are significant. Nursing homes receive the hospices expertise in pain and symptom management, psychological and spiritual support to the terminally ill, as well as supporting the patient’s family, access to enhanced patient benefits such as pharmaceuticals, bereavement support, and access to training resources. Hospices gain access to alternative bed arrangements for patient care outside the home, round-the-clock support and supervision, and dietary services.
If you or your family have questions or would like more information about how Front Range Hospice and Nursing Homes work together call 303-957-3101.