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We Honor Veterans

Our partnership with this program began on Memorial Day 2011!
Our current program involves several protocols:

  • The military checklist is part of our admission process and asks the important question, “Were you in the military?”
  • All veteran patients receive a personalized engraved flag lapel pin with their branch of service.
  • All veteran patients receive appreciation certificates that are personalized and include their branch of service.
  • An American flag is placed on the doorway of a veteran patient’s room at Hospice House.
  • Specially made ‘flag’ blankets are also provided to each veteran patient.

As we expected, the ample comments we are receiving from family and friends after implementing this program have been positive – lots of tears and heartfelt thanks.

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Good Grief Sports Summer Camp

Kids Good Grief Camps

As a parent or caregiver of a child who has experienced the death of a loved one, perhaps you’re wondering how you can best support your child through the grieving process.

Grieving children often feel isolated because they rarely know anyone their age who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. Grief comes in waves for children. Support can be beneficial whether it has been just weeks, several months, or even years since the death of a loved one.

Kids Good Grief Camp is a supportive and fun camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Open to children ages 6 – 12, it’s held annually each summer at Pueblo City Park and also at the campus of CSU-Pueblo.

Through Kids Good Grief Camp, children can share their experiences with other children – validating each other’s feelings and lessening their sense of isolation. In doing so, they can help each other in their individual healing journeys.

Kids Good Grief Camp is an afternoon of both support and fun. Your child will learn valuable tools to help them grief in a healthy way, while connecting with other children, making new friends, and participating in a wide range of fun activities.

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Pet Peace of Mind

This groundbreaking national program enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end of life journey.

For many in hospice care, changes in their physical condition lead to a decrease of previously enjoyed social opportunities and relationships. Their pets offer unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship when it’s needed most – the time when friend aren’t seen as frequently or when words are too hard to say.

Pet Peace of Mind provides helping hands and financial assistance so that caring volunteers are able to help patients with pet care needs. With this loving support, patients are able to complete their end of life journeys without worrying about their pet’s current of future needs.

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Volunteer With Us

Volunteers do not get monetary compensation for their work, but they reap substantial emotional awards from contributing their time and efforts. Working with ill patients, especially terminally ill patients, creates a nourishing bond between the patient and the volunteer. This bond can be one of the most meaningful relationships a patient has as she nears the end of her life. The American Academy of Family Physicians defines a hospice as “a program designed to care for the dying and their special needs: A hospice addresses patients’ physical and emotional needs.” This care may be provided in an actual facility or within the patient’s home. Hospice volunteers are individuals who volunteer their time and talents to support a more humane system of care for the dying patient and their family members.

Volunteer Service Categories:

  • Direct Patient Care – NH-HH or patient homes
  • Administration/Office Support – all locations
  • Spiritual Support – NH-HH or patient homes
  • Eleventh Hour – sitting with actively dying patients – NH-HH or patient homes
  • General Support – includes fund raising or other contributions to hospice care that define SdCH as going above-and-beyond the needs of our patients.
  • Pet Peace of Mind – support given to patients who have pets with needs
  • Complimentary Therapies – Part of a program that provides comfort and care to patients, caregivers. Complementary therapies complement traditional medical treatment to ease pain, control symptoms, and increase quality of life.  These therapies are integral and have become a standard of practice within the holistic model for patients care. These include:  Touch Therapy, Eleventh Hour, Soothing Sounds, Pet Therapy, Story Telling and Music Therapy.
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For more information regarding our Volunteer Program please call Deede Lowry our Volunteer Coordinator at extension #1538.

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Background check required for all volunteers