Heart Support

Heart Support is a special program designed to enhance and even in some cases extend the life of persons with advanced heart failure. Many of these patients find themselves with multiple hospitalizations while trying to control symptoms. Our goal is to provide these patients with comprehensive medical care and supportive services geared toward maximizing function, managing symptoms and keeping patients in their home while reducing hospital admissions. We work closely with the cardiologist and primary care physician and offer a team of specially trained staff that will work with the patient and their family to enhance their quality of life.

Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support groups are readily available for our patients, patient’s families and patient’s friends. For more info, please contact your local office for specific dates, times, and meeting locations.

Support Groups

Women’s Group – An ongoing group for women that meets the first & third Thursday of every month from 3-5 p.m.
Living While Grieving – An ongoing co-ed support group for adults that meets the second & fourth Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.
Men, Grief and Coffee – An ongoing group for men that meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and companionship.
Shelter in the Storm – An ongoing co-ed group that meets the second Saturday of every month at 9:15 a.m.
Pueblo Good Grief Kids Camp – A camp for children ages 6-11 will take place at the Pueblo Zoo
Good Grief Sports Camp – For kids ages 6-18
TIGHT (Teens In Grief Healing Together) – A camp for teens ages 12-18

Individual bereavement counseling is available by calling (719)846-3060.

Individual bereavement counseling is available by calling (719)263-0016.

Co-ed support group that meets the first and the third Thursdays of every month from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Valley Church in Colorado City. Please call (719)738-2588 for more information.

Individual bereavement counseling is available by calling (719)275-1261. All groups are held at Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care West at 601 Greenwood Ave., Cañon City.
Men’s Coffee & Grief Support – Ongoing group for men meets for coffee and companionship every Monday from 10-11 a.m.
Living While Grieving Support Group – Ongoing adult co-ed support group meets every Monday from 3:30-5 p.m.
Women’s Monthly Support Group Potluck – Ongoing support group for grieving women meets every second Monday of each month from Noon-1:30 p.m. Please contact Mary Elin prior to attending your first group.
Infant/Child Loss Group – Ongoing support group for grieving parents meets every third Wednesday at 6:30-8 p.m.
Kids Camp – A camp for children ages 6-11 will take place June 3 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. For registration & location info, please call the office at (719)275-1261.

Sentimental Journey

Sangre de Cristo Hospice & AMR Ambulance

Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care and American Medical Response (AMR) have begun a collaborative effort to provide special trips to requested destinations for hospice patients. AMR has agreed to provide trips to destinations in Pueblo and Fremont counties. Each patient can have one or two family members who can accompany him or her on the trip. Whether a trip occurs in the morning, or at night, this program is set up to help provide completion of our patient’s “bucket list” wishes. Based upon the patient’s condition and wishes, our dedicated team will help determine how we can best fulfill that wish. Innovative programs, designed to help patients achieve a “higher quality of life”, is what Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care is all about. Ask any of our dedicated team members for more information on how we can assist! (Certain restrictions do apply).

What is 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.

Complementary Therapies

Music Therapy

Music therapy allows for the facilitation of closure in a unique and creative way. Music therapy can also prove beneficial to patients who are no longer able to communicate verbally, as music is processed in unique ways by the mind, body and soul.

Touch Therapy

Our volunteers and staff have completed training to use therapeutic oils for hand and foot massages.

Pet Therapy

Our trained therapy dogs will visit patients in facilities and at home. Often these special volunteers are able to forge a unique bond with patients.