What is Palliative Care:
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of serious illness, whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a team of physicians, nurses and other specialists who work with a patient’s other health care providers to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided together with curative treatment.
Colorado Standards for Hospitals and Health Facilities, Chapter 2 – General Licensure Standards (6 CCR 1011-1 Chap 02)
The Palliative Care Report is a multi-stakeholder effort to re-evaluate the state of Palliative Care in Colorado. This is the third version of this report and is intended to give a picture of the availability of Palliative Care Services throughout Colorado, as well as other key factors to help state-wide Palliative Care efforts. The survey was performed by Hospice Analytics with financial support from CDPHE, the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF), and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
In addition to the report, CIVHC created an interactive map where providers and patients can locate Palliative Care Services near them.
Information, tools, and resources for medical professionals
Supportive Resources for Colorado Healthcare Workers is a site created in Colorado to support healthcare workers during and after the pandemic.
Information on what palliative care is and how it can be a resource to help you navigate all the challenges that come along with living well with serious illness.