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“Hospice is not to help you die, it’s to help you finish living”  Danny K, 2011

The Hospice Philosophy
Hospice care is designed to provide support for people with a terminal illness.  Hospice care enables patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality at home or in a homelike setting.

Call us for a free presentation at (970) 565-4400 or send a request by emailAnyone can make a referral to Hospice.  If you know someone that we might be able to help, give us a call.  We’d love to hear from you!
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2014

We will be providing several presentations throughout our community promoting awareness of the benefits of taking charge of your own future.  Make decisions about your future healthcare so that your loved ones are not burdened with making uninformed choices for you.  Please contact us if you would like a presentation for your organization or business (970) 565-4400, or if you would like information about where you can attend one of our ongoing presentations.  Information regarding advanced directives can be found at www.nhdd.org.   Video re advance directives.

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Congratulations to our Hospice nurses recognized at the annual Nightingale Awards!

Jeanette2Jeanette Hart, RN (left), Patient Care Coordinator Leah

and Leah Stafford, RN (right), Primary Nurse

were both nominated for Nightingale Luminary Awards for outstanding service in our community.  Congratulations to them both!

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Congratulations to Wendy Weygandt, our new Executive Director!

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAWelcoming Wendy!  Bess Masteller, Board Treasurer; Jan Gardner, Board President; Wendy Weygandt, Executive Director; and LouAnn Burkett, Board Vice President.

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Best Wishes to Kathy Rousset on her retirement!

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERASANYO DIGITAL CAMERAKathy served Hospice of Montezuma as Director for almost 10 years.  Thank you Kathy for everything you have done for us.  We hope that retirement treats you well and you enjoy your grandchildren!

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How Hospice Works

Hospice services are available to persons who can no longer benefit from curative treatment, or choose to end curative treatment.  The typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of six months or less.  Most receive care at home, but we do provide care in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals.  Services are provided by a team of trained professionals – physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists, social workers, aides and volunteers – who provide care and support services not only to the patient, but to the patient’s family and loved ones.  The patient can be referred to hospice by their doctor, family members, friends, clergy, or other healthcare professionals.

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Thank you for your support of Hospice of Montezuma!

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 Five Wishes
Five Wishes is the first living will that talks about personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes.  It lets you choose the person you want to make health care decision for you if you are not able to make them for yourself.  Five Wishes lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill.
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Hospice of Montezuma, Inc.
1345 S Broadway
P.O. Drawer 740
Cortez, CO  81321
(970) 565-4400
(970) 565-9543 fax
office@hospiceofmontezuma.org

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