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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a type of healthcare for individuals with chronic or progressive illnesses that aims to alleviate symptoms and improve overall quality of life. Services focus on pain and symptom management and allow for curative treatment to also be sought at any point in the prognosis of a serious illness.

Our Palliative Care team provides holistic care by providing physical, emotional, spiritual, and logistical assistance.

Betsy Hays, Director of Resource Development - Our Heart is in the Home

Betsy Hays

My job is to raise funds to make sure the staff at Mount Evans is here to take care of everyone in our community for in-home medical needs whether you are in a car accident, have a serious illness, or need end-of-life hospice care. Last year, our clinical team conducted over 25,000 patient visits across a four-county service area regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. There is a good chance someone near you has received our services. Join me in donating to Mount Evans!”

Isabelle Comina, Manager of Therapy Services and Intake

Isabelle Comina

Isabelle loves working in the community where she lives. “You can’t go anywhere without somebody stopping you if you wear anything related to Mount Evans. They will say ‘this is what you did for me or this is what you did for my family’. It’s a small world and when this happens you realize how connected everybody is and that you can make such a huge change in somebody’s life and it could be somebody next door. It’s very fulfilling, very rewarding.”

Betsy Slager, Volunteer - Our Heart is in the Home

Betsy Slager

Inspired by her sister’s hospice care experience, Betsy began volunteering her time. “I had only heard good things about Mount Evans when I came to Evergreen years ago. After being on the “inside” for a while now, I can only say that the devotion to patients, the love and compassion shown to all, and the dedication to great care that each and every one here has is totally inspiring. It is so nice to be a small part of something so wonderful.”

Nancy Nelson, Spiritual Care Coordinator/Chaplain - Our Heart is in the Home

Nancy Nelson

Nancy provides spiritual care, unconditional love, compassionate support, and a listening ear to our patients. “Many people long for someone to truly “hear” and “see” them as they are. Illness and end of life concerns often cause people to reflect on their lives and frequently feel the need to express what they may have long held inside. I share with people that I do not have their answers, but remind them that their answers lie within themselves.”

Matt Whitesides - Our Heart is in the Home

Matt Whitesides

Matt loves helping people. And for the past year, he’s been helping our patients begin their care at Mount Evans. “It’s my job to make sure the patient is seen by one of our clinicians within 48 hours depending on their care needs. The best moments are when a patient says ‘thank you for taking care of us so quickly.’ I know that I’ve done my best to get someone the help they need, and I go home happy.”

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