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What it Means to be a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse

By Victor Montour Hospice and Palliative Care nursing has much more depth and meaning than most are aware of. Hospice and palliative care nurses seek to help patients live life to its fullest during the most traumatic or vulnerable time … Continue reading

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What is a Chaplain?

By: Hope Golden Chaplains are leaders in the spiritual ministry of patients in palliative care (PC) and hospice (HO). They are professionally trained clergy who recognize the spiritual needs of individuals facing the impact of a terminal illness. When patients … Continue reading

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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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Your Own Memorial: How to Cope with Loss from a Distance

Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash Guest Blogger: Janice Miller When you’ve lost a friend or family member but you live a long distance away from them, it’s not always possible to make arrangements to be there for their memorial. … 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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Do You Need Community Based Hospice or In-Patient Rehabilitation?

By Victor Montour When someone suffers from an injury or medical trauma, they may need to live at a rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility for a short period of time. The goal for most people going to in-patient rehabilitation … 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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