Pikes Peak Hospice is the only area hospice provider with an inpatient care unit equipped to manage more serious care needs.Typically, only those with the most complex cases opt for hospice inpatient care. Many patients come to our inpatient care unit until they are stabilized, and then return home. Our Inpatient Unit Guidelines offer additional information.
- Comprehensive symptom management
- Communication with Pikes Peak Hospice palliatist providers, patients, families, and patients’ primary and consulting physicians, per physician request
- Family/caregiver education
Extraordinary Nursing Care
Our dedicated Inpatient Unit nursing staff includes highly trained Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, including many with hospice certifications.Their expertise in the area of hospice and palliative medicine is invaluable when addressing the acute needs of our hospice patients.
Our Inpatient Unit nursing staff routinely cares for patients with complex needs, including tracheostomies, complex wound care, home vents, and urinary and GI diversion devices.They also assist with blood transfusions, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and other special procedures. Our nursing staff continually assess patients’ symptom and pain management to assure our standard of excellence in care.
All of our nursing disciplines receive intense training upon employment, followed by monthly training on specialized topics, and annual competency testing. Our Skills Lab provides a venue to demonstrate and practice techniques for staff and family caregivers.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care encourages attendance at Continuing Education classes (local, state and national) on topics related to hospice and palliative care.