About Us

We are here to serve others with compassion and comfort by relieving suffering and restoring dignity to those living with a life-limiting disease.

Providing care and compassion that feels deeply personal to each individual is what distinguishes us from other organizations. Patient by patient and family by family, this is how we choose to make a difference to others.

In 2013 we cared for more than 800 patients, either in their own homes, or in other facilities throughout the local communities in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal, and Eagle River Valleys.

Download our 2012 Annual Report

Download our 2010 Form 990

Our Mission

The mission of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is to provide compassionate and dignified palliative and end of life care to patients and their families.

Our History

HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley offers services that prevent and relieve  suffering, restore  dignity and comfort those living with a life-limiting disease. We base our care on compassion, comfort as we recognize and honor the dignity of each person. We serve patients and their families who reside in any of the local communities in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal, and Eagle River Valleys.
Known as “Our Community’s Hospice,” we are a non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors who live and work in communities throughout our service area.
Start-up funding for HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley came from Aspen Valley Hospital, the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation, and Valley View Hospital who formed Hospice of the Valley in 2008. In December 2009, Vail Valley Medical Center requested that Hospice of the Valley assume ownership of the 20-year-old Mountain Hospice program.

Our Values

  • *We believe that every life is sacred and that every individual in the last stage of life should die with dignity.
  • *We believe everyone deserves to know and understand available options for end-of-life care.
  • *We believe people of all ages deserve to have their grief honored and their lives celebrated.
  • *We believe no one should live in pain.
  • *We believe no one should die feeling alone.

Our Philosophy

We base our care on compassion and comfort as we recognize and honor the dignity of each person.
To us, our clients are more than patients; they are our friends, family, and neighbors. To ensure quality care from trained health care professionals, we provide our staff with continuous, specialized training that goes beyond the state-mandated requirements.

Facts about HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley

  • A 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization
  • A Colorado Licensed Hospice
  • A Colorado Licensed Home Health Agency
  • A Medicare-Certified Hospice
  • A Medicare-certified home health agency
  • A Colorado licensed private duty home health agency

Our Board of Directors – 2014

Monica Benderly
Mike Brown – Vice-Chair
Markey Butler, RN, MHSA – Executive Director
Jack Eck, MD
Mary Gould
Peter Guy – Chair
Denise Jurgens – Treasurer
Laura Kornasiewicz – Secretary
Jean Moore
Maria Morrow, JD
Douglas Rovira, MD
Gary Woodworth
Ken Robinson
Colleen Weiss-Hanen