For more than 30 years, Porter Hospice has been serving the Denver Metro and surrounding areas. At Porter Hospice, we know the importance of living life with dignity and comfort, surrounded by family and friends. Porter Hospice is dedicated to making that happen.
Hospice care is about quality of life and making every moment matter. Hospice care is a choice that can provide patients and their loved ones with comfort and dignity during an often difficult time. Choosing hospice care is not giving up; it is designed to help you transition to a different level of care when dealing with a life-limiting disease or condition.
With Porter Hospice, you have choices on where you want to receive care — at our beautifully decorated homelike residence, in your own home, a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Porter Hospice Residence
Porter Hospice Residence provides 24-hour care in a nurturing and peaceful homelike environment.
We offer beautifully-decorated private bedrooms, comfortable living spaces, a relaxing outdoor setting, and the smell of fresh-baked cookies to complement the compassionate, professional work offered by Porter Hospice clinicians. At Porter Hospice Residence we treat you like family. We understand the importance of living life with dignity and comfort, surrounded by family and friends. We keep open visiting hours, allow overnight stays for guests and offer a friendly and welcoming environment.
At Porter Hospice Residence we offer:
- 17 private, residential rooms
- 24-hour staffing by a registered nurse on-site, with 24-hour physician supervision
- An individualized plan of care from our board-certified hospice medical director
- 24-hour, secured access visiting hours
- Overnight stays for guests
- Made-to-order, chef-prepared meals
- Healing Arts programs, including pet, massage and music therapy
"I can’t tell you deeply touched I was by the care of your staff. Dr. Mushinsky and the nurses were wonderful. I had really wanted to bring him home for hospice care, but I realized I couldn’t do that. It so put my heart at rest when I saw how beautifully compassionate, caring and loving the staff was. I will be telling everyone I know about how amazing Porter Hospice’s residence is". ~Grateful Family
“Your hospice is such a compassionate place that I felt a true holiness and peace when my aunt was there.” ~Grateful Family
“The people at hospice were angles on earth! My mom got the best care for her time left, and we are so grateful!” ~Grateful Family
"They all took such good care of my husband, and I know it firsthand as I pretty much stayed there the whole time and was really impressed by all the staff.” ~Grateful Family
Home Hospice Care
Porter Hospice provides hospice care to patients in their own homes, or in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Our care team will work closely with your physician and design a customized visit plan to assess, monitor, and manage symptoms, while helping loved ones and other caregivers provide patient care. Plus, nursing staff are on call 24/7 for phone consultations or emergency visits.
"You all were wonderful, he was peaceful, and I am so grateful!” ~Grateful family member
“I will never forget our time at Porter Hospice Residence because of each of you. Each person, each hug, each smile, each kindness makes a difference for every patient and every family member. You many have no idea how you each touched my mother's life and my life. I will treasure my memories of this time for the rest of my life. Please know how important each of you are...EVERY SINGLE DAY. You have a very difficult job and you each do it with grace, kindness, compassion and love. Without each of you, Porter Hospice Residence would be a place. With all of you, it becomes a home filled with family and love. I have to report that we did find the place where people can go to leave this world. It is Porter Hospice Residence. All my love, gratitude and hugs.” ~Daughter of resident
“I appreciate all that home hospice did for my husband and I am so grateful that he was in such a safe place when he passed. You are all so very kind.” ~Grateful family member
Palliative care offers relief from pain, symptoms, and stress of serious illness, whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to prevent and relieve suffering and provide the best quality of life for patients and their families.
The palliative care team works with the patient’s doctors, nurses and other care providers to provide compassionate care at times of critical need. The team helps patients and families identify goals of care, provide guidance for difficult treatment choices and assists with advance care planning.
Services provided by palliative care:
- Manage difficult symptoms associated with illness
- Manage side effects associated with current treatment
- Address changing goals of care
- Help patients consider care options and make decisions about quality of life
- Help interpret the benefits/burdens of care (tests, surgeries, radiation)
- Enhance patient and family support
- Provide spiritual and emotional support
- Assist with advance care planning (living wills and appointing a decision maker)
- Assist with discharge planning, home care, extended care or hospice
- Grief counseling and bereavement support
Living life with dignity & comfort
We are accredited by The Joint Commission which means we deliver “best-in-class” care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
Our team of nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers are able to address any physical, psychological or spiritual challenges faced at the end of life, because it is about how you live that is most important.
- Hospice care is provided at home or at a facility
- Hospice care is tailored to your needs
- Treating the whole person - body, mind & spirit
- Comfort & support for loved ones