Heart of the Rockies Home Health & Hospice
Compassionate, Quality Care
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and Frontier Home Health and
Hospice are partners in
Heart of the Rockies Home Health & Hospice (HRHHH), which offers home health and hospice services in Chaffee and Fremont
counties. HRHHH’s mission is to provide compassionate, quality care
We have partnered with HRHHH because of their commitment to maintaining
a patient’s dignity and desires. They have served the Upper Arkansas
Valley for more than 20 years and have done remarkable work for families
and the elderly.
Home Health Care
For patients who wish to remain at home, HRHHH offers home health care
services. In this program, patients are assigned a case manager, registered
nurse, and other medical professionals as their care demands. After a
health assessment, the case manager works with the patient and their family
to create a treatment plan. At this point, nurses, speech therapists,
and medical social workers may be consulted. The home care team will plan
attentive care intended to improve the patient’s condition and avoid
hospitalization. They may also assist the patient with daily tasks such
as bathing, dressing, and preparing food.
It is difficult for anyone to encounter a life-limiting illness. HRHHH’s
hospice care aims to ease the burden as much as possible. Hospice patients
are granted access to around-the-clock care to ease their pain and suffering.
In order to keep staff available for this demanding work, this program
is limited to patients expected to live 6 months or less.
While the sick are given access to quality care, their families are offered
bereavement counseling services to help them through this challenging
time. This includes short-term counseling, access to support groups, and
leads to other community resources for grief counseling.
Advance Medical Directives
Given the tenuous nature of life-threatening illnesses, patients are encouraged
advance medical directives to plan for contingencies. These directives allow the patient to appoint
a trusted individual to make decisions regarding their treatment should
they become incapacitated or mentally incompetent. Everyone has a right
to receive treatment according to their desires, even when incapable of
making those decisions themselves.
You can contact Heart of the Rockies Home Health & Hospice by calling