Hospice

"Hospice is about how you live."

Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice provides care for both the patient and the family well before and after the time of death. It is a way of caring that treats the whole person - physical, social, emotional and spiritual - and recognizes managing a life-limiting illness and dying as normal parts of living. Hospice is about care, not cure, and thus focuses on the quality of remaining life.

Lutheran Hospice at the Collier Hospice Center provides an array of end-of-life programs and services, created to meet the needs of the terminally ill and those who love them. The care we provide at the end of a patient's life journey is rooted in our core philosophies:

Honor, Compassion and Respect

  • Your worth, dignity, individuality and wisdom
  • Your right to choose a meaningful quality of life
  • Freedom for you and your loved ones to make informed choices and decisions about your care
"You matter because you are you. You matter to the very last moment of your life, and we will do all that we can not only to help you to die peacefully, but to live until you die."  -- Dame Cicely Saunders, OM, St. Christopher's Hospice, London, England, 1967

Excellent Medical and Comfort Care

goldseal4colorLutheran Hospice has earned a superior reputation for excellence since 1985. We are one of the few hospices in Colorado to be continually accredited by The Joint Commission, the gold standard by which healthcare quality is measured in the United States.

We offer a full spectrum of services, including home hospice, inpatient hospice, and palliative care in the home.

Home Hospice

Many patients prefer to be cared for in the comfort of their own homes, whether that is your private residence, a nursing home, or another setting. Our skilled professional team partners with you to provide personalized care to you and your family.

Collier Hospice Center

Our inpatient center offers 24-hour focused intensive care. The Collier Center is always available for short-term patient care to relieve pain and other symptoms. This light-filled, tranquil environment offers private rooms, easily accessible outdoor gardens, and family-friendly amenities.

Individualized Attention for You and Your Family

  • Doctors,who are board certified in hospice and palliative care, are responsible for your plan of care.
  • Highly trained nurses make sure that your pain and symptoms are managed so you are comfortable.
  • Certified nursing aides help you with personal care.
  • Social workers, as your advocates, offer emotional support and can explain your choices about advanced directives and community resource options.
  • Pharmacists review your medications.
  • Chaplains support your personal beliefs and help you and your family with spiritual considerations.
  • Trained volunteers offer companionship and practical assistance.
  • Grief counselors offer support groups and individual counseling.