When curative treatment no longer works,
Hospice care starts when curative treatment stops.
You still have time, but you want to live it on your terms. You want help navigating the months or days ahead. Most importantly, you want expert and compassionate healthcare workers who see you holistically, hear you, advocate for you, and are by your side to keep you informed, manage your pain, and help your family too.
It’s not a lot to ask. You deserve the best care every day of your life. That’s where hospice steps in. Hospice care focuses on the whole person and the whole family, providing integrated physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical support.
Whether you’re feeling at peace or worried about what lies ahead, Agape’s Hospice Team will guide you every step of the way. Understanding and supporting the cycle of life—it’s what we do.
The Agape Healthcare hospice team includes board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses (RNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and bereavement counselors. Our team is trained in hospice and palliative medicine, so they understand the changes that you and your body are going through. They work with your healthcare team to ensure you have what you need. They do not replace your current medical team. Instead, they provide an extra layer of care and keep your medical team connected around you.
Are Agape Healthcare hospice services right for me?
As soon as you receive the news that curative therapy is no longer an option for you, call us at 720.482.1988. We will initiate a meeting with you and your caregivers to work on providing the care you need, where you need it. We come to you.
The Intake Process
The first step is a meeting between you, your family, and the Agape Healthcare admissions nurse and/or social worker. Our admissions team listens to you, asks questions, and provides information. They will help you better understand the benefits of hospice and will help you complete paperwork. After that, our team will get in touch with your doctors to establish communication and request any additional information. From there, we create a customized plan to get you the best support from all angles.
Your Care Team
The best care team is an integrated one. Our doctors, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers work with your existing healthcare providers. We don’t replace the doctors and nurses who have been by your side along your journey. We supplement their care to make sure you receive the level of attention and care that your body needs at this stage in life’s journey. If you need more visits or less, our team adjusts to you.
Pain & Symptom Management
Feeling better or at ease as quickly as possible is your top priority and ours. Pain, discomfort, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, nausea, gastric distress, and other conditions take a toll on your mental, emotional, and physical being. Our specially trained medical team addresses acute symptoms and works with you to manage recurring and long-term issues so you can control them and your day instead of having them control you.
Once you are an Agape Healthcare patient, the frequency of our visits and level of treatment will depend on the customized care plan that we create with you and your medical team.
Emotional, Spiritual, & Practical Support
Your journey is your own and no two are alike. However, sometimes, we need a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, or a beacon to navigate life’s rough seas. Agape Healthcare’s social workers, chaplains, and volunteers are available to answer questions, provide guidance and spiritual support, hold space, and offer practical help to get you through your day.
We understand that any change in healthcare may spark fear or anxiety. We’re here to answer all of your questions and guide you to what you may need at this moment. Helping you feel better, so you can live better—that’s what matters. Give us a call!
Top Questions about Hospice Care
If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 720.482.1988.
When curative treatments are no longer an option and you receive a life-limiting prognosis of six months or less, hospice care can help ease your pain and symptoms. Hospice care is for anyone, of any age, with a life-limiting illness, including but not limited to cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, lung disease, and other chronic conditions.
When curative treatments are no longer an option, hospice care can help ease symptoms. Hospice care is for anyone, of any age, with a life-limiting illness, including but not limited to cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, lung disease, and other chronic conditions.
Care is provided wherever a patient calls home: a personal residence, in-patient facility, assisted living, or skilled nursing home. Agape’s services are provided in addition to the standard care received in a facility. The hospice team ensures that all care is part of an integrated plan that meets a patient’s specific needs. In addition to the quality care at such facilities, our staff adds specialty expertise in symptom management and comfort care.
Medicare or Medicaid covers most hospice care expenses, provided the hospice program is Medicare-approved. Copayments up to $5 per prescription and 5% of Medicare-approved inpatient respite care are still the responsibility of the patient. Private insurance may cover the remaining gaps.
Agape Healthcare believes every person has the right to compassionate, expert care and support at the end of life and refuses no hospice patient based on inability to pay. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 720.482.1988. We can help you apply for and receive hospice benefits.
For more information about Medicare covered hospice and palliative care expenses, visit MedicareResources.org.
Medicare or Medicaid covers most palliative care expenses. The Department of Veterans Affairs may provide coverage to veterans. Private insurance may cover the remaining gaps.
For more information about Medicare-covered hospice and palliative care expenses, visit MedicareResources.org.
If your existing medical team determines that curative treatments are no longer an option and estimates that you may have less than six months to live, you can transition from palliative to hospice care. Starting with Agape Healthcare for palliative care treatment will make the transition to hospice a smooth one, should it be needed.
Many factors impact hospice admissions. If you are not approved for hospice care at this time, our admissions team will discuss options with you.
Have more questions?
How do I take the next steps for hospice care?
Call us at 720.482.1988 to set up a meeting between the patient, family, and our Admissions Nurse.
During the meeting, ask as many questions as you would like. Our admissions nurse and team will listen to you, your needs, and concerns. We will answer all of your questions and share additional information so you understand all of the aspects of hospice care and how Agape Healthcare’s broader teams will support you along the way.
Agape will get in touch with your doctors to establish communication and request any needed paperwork or information.
This process can take anywhere from 2 to 24 hours. As soon as you have the information you need to choose Agape Healthcare as your hospice care provider, we will begin our process for care.
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