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If you have experienced a loss in your life, please join us for one of these evenings of remembrance. Those who wish to make a donation in remembrance of a loved one will receive a handcrafted ornament. All donations go directly to Hospice of the Valley to provide hospice services throughout the valley.
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December 3 – Grand River Hospital, Rifle, 5:30 pm
December 4 – Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, 5:30 pm
December 5 – Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs, 5:30 pm
December 10 – The Little Nell, Aspen, 5:30 pm
December 11 – Colorado Mountain College, Edwards, 6:00 pm
This is a unique way to celebrate and remember the lives of friends or family members who have touched our lives. Those who wish to make a donation to Hospice of the Valley will receive a handcrafted ornament as a keepsake. We will read the name(s) of those you wish to honor at the location(s) you designate as we light the “Trees of Hospice” in their memory.
All donations go directly to Hospice of the Valley to ensure excellent and compassionate care for those in our community. Please know that by donating, you help another family through the hospice journey.
KELLEY COX / KCOX@POSTINDEPENDENT.COM U.S. Marine veteran Clifford “Skitch” Rounsefell, left, was honored for his service to this country by members of the We Honor Veterans on Friday at the Grace Healthcare center in Glenwood Springs. We Honor Veterans is an organization connected with Hospice of the Valley. Also shown are Marie Maloney with Hospice, and U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Dick Merritt of Basalt. See Sunday’s Post Independent for related story.
Richard Johnson and Sean Goodman, members of the Colorado Army National Guard, present a We Honor Veterans certificate to Glenwood Springs resident and veteran Buck Buckmaster. The honor was given as part of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley’s thanking veteran hospice patients for their service. Standing behind Buckmaster is his daughter, Connie Bunch, and to the right is Laura Guerrero, registered nurse.
Honoring a Rifle veteran Leigh Vogel/Contributed Photo From left, Richard Johnson and Sean Goodman of the Colorado Army National Guard present a “We Honor Veterans” certificate to Rifle resident Ray Petree, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. The honor was given as part of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley’s program to thank veteran hospice patients for their service.
One thing we hear most from our families is, “We wish we would have known that we could have called you sooner.”
1. Hospice is a compassionate concept of care.
2. It’s not about giving up, it’s about surrounding you or your loved one with the support you need to manage symptoms and pain in the comfort of your own home or any location where the patient has chosen to live.
3. We don’t do anything to make death come earlier; we help ease the burden on the primary caregiver and focus on keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.
4. We believe in the quality of life. Hospice is about having peace, comfort and support in the last season of life.
5. People tend to think hospice is a last resort, but statistics show it is most effective when people call us earlier.
Our home care and hospice programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for those who are struggling with serious health issues.
We offer 24/7 home care and hospice services in an area that covers 6,600 miles in the communities throughout the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal, and Eagle River valleys.
Call us at 970-927-6650 for more information on our services.
Hospice of the Valley, a division of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley, will hold a fundraiser on Sun., Aug. 11th, 2013 at the Little Nell in Aspen.
“We’re the only nonprofit provider of hospice in the valley,” said Executive Director Markey Butler, R.N., MHSA. “We serve anyone who needs care regardless of their ability to pay. Our fundraisers help keep hospice services available to our community.”
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:
All proceeds from the event go directly towards providing hospice services in the community.
Hospice of the Valley serves the terminally ill and their families in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal, and Eagle River Valleys.
For more information on the event, click here or call Andrea at (970) 279-5509 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $150
As Hospice and palliative care providers, we know how important it is for families to make their wishes known to loved ones regardless of age or health status.
We like to stress the importance to our patients and their families about talking openly about the care they would or would not want if ever faced with a serious medical condition or life-limiting illness.
We suggest completing an advance directive (also known as a living will) and appointing a healthcare power of attorney (someone to make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to speak for yourself).
It’s best not to assume that your doctor or your loved ones know what your healthcare priorities are.
For more information please contact us at 970-927-6650 or email us at email@example.com.
HomeCare of the Valley offers private duty nursing by certified nursing aides or personal care assistants. Care provided is a 2-hour minimum to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Some insurances cover personal care services. Examples of coverage might be found in long-term insurance policies, specialized insurance programs covered by the employer, or other supplemental policies purchased by the patient/family.
Please join us Sunday, August 11th from 6-8 p.m. at the Little Nell in Aspen for our summer fundraiser.
Help us celebrate the people, the moments, and the things that make life a journey to savour.
All proceeds go directly to Hospice of the Valley to provide hospice care to our community.
Click here for more information: Life is a Journey. Savour It.
If you are looking for a hospice agency, we suggest calling to evaluate their services and identify the most appropriate organization for your needs.
If you are looking for a hospice provider, here is a checklist of questions you may want to ask.
Call us today at 970-927-6650 for more information.