Category Archives: joint commission

Assisted Living Communities and Hospice Care

Many assisted living communities embrace an “aging in place” philosophy meaning that residents receive increasing levels of care without having to leave the community. This allows residents to stay in their community for as long as they choose – from assisted living … Continue reading

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Hospice Provides Comfort Care for Seniors

As baby boomers get older, the need for senior services has increased, and geriatric medicine has become a booming business. When there is also a terminal diagnosis, the family must deal with the stress that comes with the illness and … Continue reading

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Family Experience Satisfaction Survey Results

Front Range Hospice and Palliative Care, your leader in Making Best Days Possible and providing Legendary End of Life Care once again comes out on top. Front Range Hospice and Palliative Care has been conducting post death family experience satisfaction surveys for years (see the … Continue reading

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Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine

By Victor Montour Patients with a serious illness are likely to find themselves in an emergency department (ED) at some point along their trajectory of illness, and they should expect to receive high-quality palliative care in that setting. In the … Continue reading

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A Precious Journey

By Victor Montour As a community liaison for Front Range Hospice and Palliative Care I’m blessed with many opportunities to meet some wonderful people. Just recently I was asked to meet with the patient and the family at one of … Continue reading

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Community Based Palliative Care: How does it work?

By Victor Montour Palliative Care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of … Continue reading

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Happy Nurses Week

Nurses all over the country take pride in the fact that the public has rated nursing as the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years. Nurse’s commitment to protecting, promoting, and improving health care for all is … Continue reading

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