What is Hospice?

Hospice is a special way of caring for a person facing a life-limiting illness, in the familiar surrounding of home. Hospice focuses on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their family members. While providing assistance and meeting the needs of seriously ill patients and their families, hospice focuses on promoting comfort and self determination, enabling patients to participate in making decisions about care at the end of their life. Hospice regards dying as a meaningful and normal process in each individual's life. Hospice is about comfort care. Hospice is not about giving up or losing hope.

 At Fremont Regional Hospice, we focus on helping keep our patients and their families free from pain, anxiety and stress. Our hospice team includes nurses, certified nursing assistants, chaplains, medical social workers, and volunteers all working under the direction of each patient's physician. This includes:

  • Observation and assessment
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Caregiver education
  • Guidance on end-of-life decisions such as advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, or funeral planning
  • Emotional and Spiritual support
  • Bereavement support and grief counseling
  • Personal care
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

The philosophy of Fremont Regional Hospice is each patient has the right to live his/her final days as comfortably as possible and to experience dignified and peaceful death.


Located in Canon City, Colorado, our hospice has been offering truly extraordinary physical, emotional and spiritual support to those facing life-limiting illness for more than 10 years. We service patients living in Fremont, Park, Custer, Teller, and western Pueblo (West of I-25) Counties.

Throughout this time, we’ve been told by hundreds of family members they simply couldn’t have done it without us. Sadly, however, we continue to see hospice-eligible patients delay admission, spending days rather than months receiving the comfort care that improves quality of life; grieving families in crisis as they anticipate the death of someone important to them; and people postponing communication about the kind of care they hope to receive at the end of life.

We’ve recently embarked on an important initiative to shift this regrettable trend and bring our services to everyone in our community who could benefit from them.  How? By asking those who have first-hand experience with our organization to spread the word about Fremont Regional Hospice – sharing the message that even when a cure is not to be, here in our compassionate embrace, there is still reason to hope:

  • That your days can be lived in comfort and peace
  • That you’ll be cared for with expertise, dignity and respect
  • That your wishes will be understood and honored
  • That your loved ones will be supported and strengthened

Our belief is that the more conversations we can start in our community about the difference Fremont Regional Hospice can make now, the more people we can support at one of the most difficult and vulnerable times in their lives.

Fremont Regional Hospice is the area's leading provider of hospice services and this is why:

  • Referral and patient phone calls answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by staff
  • Acute patients usually seen within 1 hour of contact
  • Referral response time is less than 15 minutes
  • Patient may keep their doctor
  • We go off paved roads
  • We’re the only community based non-profit hospice in Fremont County—Your Community Based Non-Profit Hospice
  • Specialized physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners provide consultations and care, and are skilled in handling the most complex cases
  • A counselor who can help address the complex emotional burdens and navigation of resources that often accompanies advanced medical disease
  • We serve Fremont, Park, Custer, Teller, and western Pueblo counties
  • We help address symptom burden, goals clarification and assist with advance medical directives


You are all amazing people. I have always had people tell me "It takes a special person to be a CNA." I say it takes phenomenal people to do what all of you do. I could not have made this journey without the help and support from all of you. Very special thanks to all of you. You are all a wonderful group of people, may God bless each and every one of you for what you do. Love you all. (FRH patient's family member)

Thank you all so much for the wonderful love and care that you gave to my wife. You made her final days so much more comfortable for her. Thank you also for your support of me. (Husband of a FRH patient)

Words cannot express our appreciation for the care Fremont Regional Hospice provided our mom and dad over the past 3 years. Thank you for the kindness and compassion you provided. You were always there when we needed something. We are forever grateful. (Family of FRH patients)