We support our mountain community by providing compassionate and experienced care during challenging times.
For over 40 years it has been our honor to serve the in-home health care needs of our community. Here is what our patients and staff have to say about our care:
“What always happily amazes me is that people allow us to come into their home as a total stranger, and we get to do what we do best. And in that process, we get to know them, we get to know their family, we get to know their story. It’s such a privilege to know people’s stories and to become an interwoven part of the fabric of their end-of-life journey. And it keeps going because later you see their family in the grocery store and it’s a heartfelt moment. Those connections feed my soul, that’s why I do what I do.” - Julie Nelson, Registered Nurse
"When we moved to Pine Junction, my husband, Edward, had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Within days, Suzanne came over from Mount Evans to start his physical therapy. Because I suffer from macular degeneration, a Mount Evans volunteer, Liz, began coming every week to read to us.
When Ed reached the point where he needed hospice care, two nurses came regularly to make sure he was comfortable, and when he died, his nursing assistant, Brenda, arranged everything. I felt so ‘looked after’! Even though Ed is gone, I haven’t ended my relationship with Mount Evans. They took wonderful care of me after I underwent hip-replacement surgery years after we started with Mount Evans, Liz still comes by every week to read to me." - Margaret C.
“Caring for people in their home gives us the opportunity to care for the family and the patient as a whole. Many times the caregiver struggles with the changing environment and conditions, and if we can help ease their stress from not knowing what to do or what will happen next, they can better care for their loved one in a familiar setting.” - Brenda Barrett, Certified Nurse Aide
"I consider Mount Evans my extended family. The wonderful and caring staff has been with me through three deaths over the years. My first husband, died in 1995 of cancer, loved and supported by the Mount Evans nurses who had worked with him over the years in the medical field. After his death, I began volunteering at Mount Evans and found my niche on the bereavement team. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the angel making, making decorations for the yearly fundraiser, and numerous other jobs.
When I lost my son to a stroke and my second husband who passed from with complications from Parkinson’s disease, the speech therapist, nurse, social worker and CNA were skilled caregivers to my loved ones at the end of their lives. The compassion shown to me and my children helped us beyond measure. I shall always support this great organization and am forever grateful and thankful for the role that Mount Evans has played in our mountain community and in my life." - Sue H.
"My husband Phil was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A Mount Evans nurse came to our home to provide IV hydration, and a nutritionist helped Phil with his diet because he had lost so much weight. Phil gained 20 pounds, which helped him gain the strength he needed to achieve his goal of a family vacation in South Carolina with our five children and their families. He decided to forgo chemotherapy after one round, and opted instead for hospice care to manage his symptoms. His suffering was eased with the help of a Mount Evans team comprising a nurse, chaplain, social worker and massage therapist. Phil died four and a half months after he was diagnosed. Three of our children and I were helped by Mount Evans’ bereavement team and received grief support and counseling." - Sandy M.
“I was treating a patient who had been living in the lower level of her home for months. When we started she told me that she hadn’t been upstairs in so long – all her family photos and even the kitchen was upstairs. I remember the day I told her we were doing those stairs, she couldn’t believe it. She said there was no way she could do that, but she did – and the excitement of the achievement and just realizing she could have access to her whole home instead of being confined to the basement. It seems like such a little thing – but the ability to see a person’s potential and give them their independence back when they think it’s gone – what a feeling!” - Christie Smith, Physical Therapist
"I can truly say that I have found my calling as a Hospice CNA. I am honored to be of assistance to our patients during their end-of-life process. As I make visits to my patients, and they become more comfortable with me, I really enjoy hearing their stories." - Christine Jacobson, Certified Nursing Assistant