When is Hospice the Right Choice for You?
Anyone can inquire about our services, at any time. The more information you have, the more prepared you are to make decisions that are right for you.
It may be time to find out more about hospice when:
- You have been diagnosed with a life limiting disease and your doctor or someone else in the healthcare system has suggested that you consider hospice.
- Your doctor has indicated that there is nothing more that can be offered in the way of curative treatment
- You have decided that you do not want further hospitalizations or aggressive treatments for your condition
If you and your primary care physician or specialist are fairly certain that your life limiting illness will meet eligibility requirements for hospice, an order for a hospice evaluation from your doctor may be sent to Trail Winds Hospice. You yourself can request that your doctor send us that order, or you may ask us to make the request for you.
Your hospice team members are specialists in the medical management of pain and associated symptoms of serious illnesses. As experts in symptom management, we can help you to achieve the greatest quality of life possible for the remainder of your life. Our medical and support services teams provide superior, tailored holistic support to you, the patient, and to your circle of family and friends. Your way is our way!
Who Pays for Hospice:
The Medicare Hospice Benefit covers end-of-life services related to a patient’s terminal diagnosis in whatever setting the patient calls home, whether that’s a traditional residence, an assisted living facility, or nursing home. Wherever hospice occurs, all services related to the terminal diagnosis are covered up to 100% by Medicare Part A. If you do not have Medicare or Medicaid, your private insurance may include a hospice benefit. We are happy to check for you.
Medicare regulates eligibility criteria for admission to hospice. We are happy to meet with you, either in person or by phone, to discuss hospice eligibility, philosophy of care and the benefits of being on hospice. We need only a call from you or your representative to schedule an informational meeting.
Hospice and Palliative Care in Boulder, CO
Trail Winds Hospice provides patients and families with a variety of services and support for adults and children needing palliative or hospice care in Boulder and the surrounding areas.
We specialize in individualized end-of-life care and offer our services and support to your loved one in nursing homes, assisted living apartments and private homes.
Our caring team of nurses, doctors, home care aids and volunteers all have specialized training in hospice care. We are here to help you and your loved ones through the process.
Our Services Include:
Care and comfort after treatments have stopped.
Palliative Care & Palliative Consultation
Care and comfort that may begin during treatment process.
Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care
Providing care and comfort to children, and support for the family.
Specialized care during final days and hours.
Consultation with Health Care Providers on End-of-Life Clinical & Ethical Topics
End of life decisions and discussions can be difficult to talk about. Our staff is here to help with the process.
Bereavement support groups
Help decrease loneliness and feeling of isolation. A safe place to help process and cope with the loss of a loved one.
Our amazing Volunteer Program allows us to also offer these services:
- Pet therapy
- Light Housework
- Light meal prep
- Reiki therapy
- Energy work
- Project assistance
We are honored to support you with:
Our doctors are experienced hospice and palliative care providers.
RN Case Management
The nursing staff maintains a low patient load to ensure high quality care.
Your spiritual-needs are attended to according to the wishes of you and your community.
Licensed clinical social workers help put life’s affairs in order and can connect you to additional community resources.
Certified Nursing Assistants
Compassionate and respectful CNA’s assist with personal care, bathing and homemaking.
Our trained volunteers serve as friends, advocates and companions for patients and family members.
We will be there for your family during and after the passing of a loved one.
-We are accredited by CHAP (The Community Health Accreditation Partner). CHAP publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care. We are also licensed by the State of Colorado.