Front Range Hospice, a leading hospice in the Front Range, has changed its name to reflect the addition of Community Based Palliative Care. Front Range Hospice & Palliative Care has developed its program to bring comprehensive palliative care to the home environment. Palliative Care is now common within hospital settings. Yet, waiting for an emergency room visit or a hospitalization to trigger discussions of goals of care can lead to unnecessary suffering. The Joint Commission, which is considered the Gold Standard in healthcare announced on July 1, 2016 that it was now offering a certification for Community Based Palliative Care. “Front Range Hospice & Palliative Care’s program was developed to meet the Joint Commission standard and we will be applying for that certification”, says Pam Ware, CEO and Founder of Front Range Hospice & Palliative Care.
Martha Twaddle, M.D. stated at a recent National Hospice and Palliative Care conference that “intervening earlier in the continuum of care for patients with chronic and advanced illnesses can significantly reduce the burden of illness, improve quality of life and prognosis as well as reduce overall healthcare expenditures, while at the same time, aligning expense with meaningful care.” After much research, Pam Ware came to the conclusion that a well-designed community based palliative care program was needed if the healthcare community in the Front Range was going to be able to reach the Triple Aim which is the goal of healthcare. The Triple Aim refers to improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
Under the guidance of a Hospice and Palliative Care certified physician, Dr. Mark Sanazaro, the Community Based Palliative Care program will provide nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, chaplains and volunteers to individuals with life threatening diseases. The goal is through symptom management, education, and counseling, individuals and their families in the program will learn how to Make Best Days Possible while living with a life threatening illness. For further information please call 303-957-3101 or 970-776-8080 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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