”Hospice isn’t 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 email

Anyone 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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Hospice of Montezuma presents

The Lone Cowboy Concert


Michael Martin Murphey

Michael Martin Murphey by Joe Owenby

hosted by the Elks Lodge, Cortez, CO

Saturday, October 18, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m.

$125 – VIP ~ Up Close and Personal with Michael, CD, and reserved seating

$35 – General Admission

Tickets available through:

Rocky Mountain One Stop & Dolores State Bank!



Hospice of Montezuma voted the

“Best Home Health Care Provider”

by the 2014 Best of Montezuma Reader’s Choice Awards!

 We would also like to congratulate our employee Leah Stafford, who was awarded an honorable mention this year for best nurse!



National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2015

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.

Five WishesFW-000
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. Hospice of Montezuma has copies of the 5 Wishes available to you for a $2.00 donation.

Visit www.agingwithdignity.org for more information!




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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We thank the community for their continued support!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hospice of Montezuma, Inc.
1345 S Broadway
P.O. Drawer 740
Cortez, CO  81321
(970) 565-4400
(970) 565-9543 fax

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