Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has been the community leader in hospice and palliative care for nearly 40 years. We are the only nonprofit, community-based hospice provider in El Paso and Teller Counties.
Every year, we help more than 2,000 patients and families navigate the challenges of a life-limiting illness with comfort, dignity and fulfillment. In a business like this, you don’t thrive for this long, nor serve as many patients as we have, without holding to a particular standard.
Ours is simple: We believe that hospice care is about living, and that every patient and family deserves consistent expert care and compassionate personal attention. Here are just a few things that set Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care apart:
- Comprehensive team of hospice and palliative experts including our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and certified nursing assistants, counselors, chaplains, and administrative professionals
- More than 300 trained volunteers supporting professional care teams
- Fast response and 24/7 access to care
- The only dedicated hospice inpatient care unit in El Paso County
- A comprehensive grief counseling program, including specialized care for children and teens
Expert help from compassionate hearts
The team at Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care walks with people facing the challenges of life-limiting illness every day. We offer a full range of services for patients of all ages, at any stage of serious or terminal illness. Each person's experience is unique, and we're equipped to provide individualized care and support for you and your family. You're in charge of your choices all the way until the end of life.
In addition to our core services - palliative care, hospice care and grief support - we offer a number of specialized services and programs that may enhance the patient/family experience:
- When medical needs become more complex, we are the only area hospice provider with its own licensed inpatient care unit to manage more serious care needs in a comfortable setting.
- Our services can include Complementary Therapies that work together with traditional medical therapies.
- We're a Level 4 national partner of We Honor Veterans, a specialized program for veterans.
Palliative Care - Are you struggling with pain or other symptoms associated with serious illness that prevent you from enjoying your normal quality of life?
Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of illness, and you can continue receiving curative treatments while receiving palliative services. Learn more....
Hospice Care - Hospice care is about living - helping you find comfort, dignity and fulfillment at one of the most important times of life.
Pikes Peak Hospice provides care and support to holistically address your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You're in control of your choices for the hospice care you receive. Learn more....
Grief Support - Grief is a very personal journey, traveled in different ways and at different paces.
The Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Center for Grief and Loss offers a range of grief support services so that family members can find the approach that's right for them. Learn more....
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care FAQ
Isn't accepting hospice the same as giving up hope?
No, it is a decision about how to live. Too many resist the idea of hospice care until the very end — only to lose weeks of their lives to pain and uncertainty. Hospice is a choice for relief from pain, comfort for daily living, and control over how to live precious days.
Hospice care doesn't hasten or postpone dying. Just like an obstetrician provides specialized medical expertise and support when we enter the world, hospice provides expertise and support during the last phase of life.
When is the right time to consider getting palliative and/or hospice care?
Anyone facing a potentially life-limiting illness should be aware of all the care options, including palliative and hospice care. Palliative care can often be provided at the same time as curative treatments. Knowing when to consider hospice care is important for planning.
Do I have to check into a hospice facility for care?
No. Most of our patients stay where they are — at home or in another care facility. Your Pikes Peak Hospice care team comes to you and supports your family or other caregivers in meeting your needs and wishes.
Should those needs change, Pikes Peak Hospice is the only area hospice provider with an inpatient care unit equipped to manage more serious care needs.
Many patients come to our inpatient care unit until they are stabilized, and then return home.
Who will take care of me or my loved one?
You'll have an entire team dedicated to your care — doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified nursing assistants, counselors, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers.
Your Pikes Peak Hospice care team will guide you and your family in developing a plan of care for your unique needs.
What kind of support is offered to patient families?
Hospice includes help for caregivers in the form of training and emotional support. In addition, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative care provides 13 months of bereavement support following the death of a family member.