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Frequently asked questions about Mount Evans Home Health and Hospice

Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. Who do you serve?
A. Mount Evans will accept any patient regardless of pay source or age, and we work with most insurance companies, including Medicare, Medicaid and long-term health care. No one who needs us is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Q. Where do you see your patients?
A. The majority of our care is provided in patients’ homes.

Q. What is your service area?
A. We serve the Colorado Front Range west of Denver from Lookout Mountain to Bakerville, from Evergreen to Echo Lake, from Morrison to Kenosha Pass, Central City and Blackhawk. The four counties we serve are Jefferson (foothills area), Park (northeast of Kenosha Pass), Clear Creek, and Gilpin.

Q. Do you have patients in your building?
A. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about Mount Evans. We partner with Life Care Center of Evergreen and Augustana Elk Run Assisted Living for inpatient care.

Q. How long have you been in business?
A. Mount Evans was founded in 1980.

Q. How many individuals are involved with the staffing at Mount Evans?
A. We currently have 66 employees, 21 volunteer board members, and 700+ volunteers.

Q. What is Palliative Care?
A. The goal of palliative care is for an individual to receive symptom (pain, nausea, anxiety, depression) management when dealing with a serious illness. The care team will assist with comfort care and the patients can still be pursuing curative treatment for their illness if they choose.

Q. What is your average patient census on a given day?
A. Approximately 270 patients.

Q. How do you get referrals?
A. A physician must give our intake department an order so that our staff may begin services.

Q. What type of counseling support do you offer?
A. We offer many support groups, three to four eight-week bereavement groups a year, and individual counseling. We offer support to our patient’s families and community members. We follow a hospice patient’s family for 13 months following a death.

Q. What is Camp Comfort?
A. It is our award-winning bereavement camp for children now in its 25th year. Camp Comfort is offered two weekends each summer. We have served over 1,500 children from numerous states in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Q. Why do you fundraise?
A. We fundraise 18 percent of our total budget. Mount Evans is a nonprofit agency that serves the community and our patients regardless of ability to pay. Fundraising also supports our bereavement programs, volunteer programs, Mountain Journey and Camp Comfort.