The mission of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is to provide compassionate and dignified palliative and end-of-life care to patients and their families.
Hospice of the Valley was incorporated in November 2008 as an independent non-profit hospice. The organization was developed to respond to a need throughout the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys as a result of the closure of Roaring Fork Hospice in June 2008. The initial funding sources of Aspen Valley Hospital, Valley View Hospital, Aspen Valley Medical Foundation, and a very generous individual donor offset the expense of the start-up costs associated with the development of the hospice program.
Hospice of the Valley received its license from the State of Colorado at the end of January 2009, and its federal certification to provide Medicare/Medicaid services in the spring of 2009. In the winter of 2009, Vail Valley Medical Center requested that Hospice of the Valley assume ownership of its home health and hospice entity. VVMC chose the direction of working with a non-profit, locally based organization whose mission aligned with providing services to all in Eagle County. VVMC requested that Hospice of the Valley help them in ensuring that any family or individual residing in Eagle County would be able to access quality community-based home care and hospice services regardless of the ability to pay. Hospice of the Valley welcomed the Eagle River Valley into its local, non-profit organization.
Currently, HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley offers a Medicare-certified home health agency, a private duty home health agency, a Medicare-certified hospice (the only hospice between Denver and Grand Junction), and a full array of Medicaid-waiver programs. It is the only agency providing pediatric home health and hospice services.
The 6,000+square-mile, 3-county service area is supported by our administrative offices in Glenwood Springs and Edwards.
"To the caregivers at Hospice, you slipped into my life on one of the most stressful days I have ever experienced, and suddenly the stress was dissolved. I felt the power of the amazing support of your organization. You cleared the way for my family and myself to experience the peaceful and gentle passing of my husband. This was a gift I will always treasure. Thank you for your caring and support."
"Incredibly compassionate, caring and respectful. Helpful beyond expectations."
"Loving, caring and wise people who gave me my volunteer training. ♡♡♡"
"The comfort, love and care given to my dear wife during her final days is so greatly appreciated by her children and me. It always amazes me as to the serenity and calmness you bring into the grieving room under such a difficult time. The good Lord was certainly looking out for her and her family when he bestowed such a tender and understanding skill in your staff."
"To ALL who took such great care of my Dad... Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you. You brought such a chuckle & smile to his face. Thank you so much for your grace, your warmth & kindness, hospitality & expertise. You made MY job so much easier. From my heart - Thank you!"
"This donation is made in memory and honor of my dear friend. My special thanks to all who took such good care of her. She loved you all and always looked forward to your visits & care. We are so fortunate to have Hospice of the Valley. Thank you. May God Bless!"