We work to ensure that everyone in our community can live with advanced illness as comfortably, confidently, and fully as possible.
Established in 1976 as one of Colorado's first hospices and one of the first dozen hospices in the United States, TRU Community Care was launched by visionary founders who recognized clear gaps in care for those who were dying and grieving. The pioneering spirit that birthed this innovative, trend-setting program endures. Through the years we've continually enhanced and expanded options for those who are facing any end-stage diagnosis; coping with the loss of someone significant to them; or seeking information about death, dying, loss, and grief to ensure that appropriate resources, care, and guidance are available to everyone who needs them, regardless of their ability to pay.
"There are no words to express how thankful we were to have you all in our time of need. Darrell was truly a very loving and caring person. Thanks to [the volunteers] for playing the piano and singing for him. He really enjoyed that. You all went above and beyond what I ever expected."
"Thank you for all of your care and compassion and dedicating your life's work to easing the passage for those at the end of their lives. I will be forever grateful to you for being present for my mother as she crossed that slim divide. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." -Family Member
"Throughout the last months of Greg's life your nurses, doctors, and administrative staff provided much needed care and support as he suffered with heart failure. Greg had no means to pay and little support from family, so your compassion toward him and communication with us was most appreciated." Greg's Friends
"The care and concern for Jan was above any expectation I could have. The only thing that could have been of more help would have been a miracle." Family Member
"I needed the support that TRU gave me. I am an only child and I felt very lonely watching my dad fade. The staff came to the aid of both my dad and me. We both needed support, and TRU was there when we needed it." Family Member
"Who would think the presenter could deliver all that great information and also have a sense of humor that kept the group smiling?" Participant of TRU's half-day Advance Care Planning Workshop
"We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing such a wonderful memorial service for our mom. It meant so much to us and was clear to us that you not only cared for her, but you also cared about her." Gwenie's family