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Palliative Care

As part of a dynamic continuum, The Bridges Palliative Program is designed to provide comfort and improve quality of life for those experiencing discomfort from a serious or chronic condition.

The Bridges Palliative Program is patient and family-centered care provided and coordinated by an interdisciplinary team of Palliative Care Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physicians Assistants. Our Palliative Program is available concurrently with curative or life-prolonging care.

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Palliative Care

As part of a dynamic continuum, The Bridges Palliative Program is designed to provide comfort and improve quality of life for those experiencing discomfort from a serious or chronic condition.

Find Palliative Care in Colorado

The Bridges Palliative Program is patient and family-centered care provided and coordinated by an interdisciplinary team of Palliative Care Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physicians Assistants. Our Palliative Program is available concurrently with curative or life-prolonging care.

Nurse Practitioner

Working in tandem with each patient’s primary care physician, our palliative care nurse practitioners provide routine visits to alleviate symptomatic distress and administer any ongoing treatments needed to improve quality of life for those living with long-term conditions.

Living with a chronic condition does not mean you have to live in pain. Following your prescribed care plan, our team works to help you and your physicians to find relief and live as comfortably as possible.

The goal of palliative care is to anticipate and prevent suffering as your condition progresses. Whether your symptoms are physical or emotional, our care providers can identify the cause of new symptoms and the appropriate next steps for care.

Our nurses can help you organize your medications, manage dosing requirements and monitor the effectiveness of your treatment. If you’re taking multiple supplements, medications or prescriptions for a chronic condition, our palliative team can help you stay on track.

Advance care planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know—both your family and your health care providers—about your preferences. These preferences are often put into an advance directive, a legal document that goes into effect only if you are incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. This could be the result of disease or severe injury—no matter how old you are. It helps others know what type of medical care you want.

An advance directive also allows you to express your values and desires related to end-of-life care. You might think of it as a living document—one that you can adjust as your situation changes because of new information or a change in your health.

Medical Social Services

Along with the care services and support provided through your professional care team, our healthcare social workers provide additional coordination to help you understand your treatment plan and the options available to you beyond your health needs.

Our healthcare social workers coordinate the various services you may need to stay healthy and happy, such as finding medical equipment like a hospital bed, wheelchair or shower bench, or other healthcare options, like transitioning to assisted living or coordinating with an inpatient facility after a surgery.

Are you worried about how you’ll pay for the care you need? Maybe you’re worried by the costs of assisted living or wonder how you’ll pay for a rehab stay in a skilled nursing facility. The social workers at Bridges Community Care are experts in understanding sources of funding and can help you find ways to pay for your healthcare.

Let’s face it: there can be a lot of hoops to jump through when you need healthcare. That’s another reason you need an advocate. Bridges social workers can help you fill out paperwork and make sure that all the I’s are dotted and the T’s crossed.

We know it can be overwhelming to be a primary caregiver, but that’s why we’re here—to help make it easier. There are many services available through insurance and some services are offered free by the community. Make an appointment with one of our healthcare social workers and let us make life easier.

Body and mind, mind and spirit. At Bridges we’re not only concerned with your physical health—we’re concerned with your mental and social health too. Our social workers can provide assessments that give important insights into your mental and social health—and they can help you find resources for additional support.

See how the Bridges Palliative Program can help you