Are you, or is someone you love, living with advanced illness?
TRU Community Care affirms life at every step of your journey with illness and loss. We offer several services to support the members of our community, as outlined below:
TRU Community Care Programs and Services
TRU Hospice Home Care
What is hospice? TRU Hospice, a program of TRU Community Care, encompasses specialized, compassionate end-of-life care designed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs and preferences of people at any age, with any type of end-stage disease. Patients are visited wherever they live, whether that’s in a private residence, in an assisted living community or a skilled nursing facility. Care is provided by a team of professionals (including a physician who is a hospice and palliative care specialist, nurses, nursing assistants, a social worker, a grief counselor and a chaplain) and is individualized to meet each patient’s specific requirements. When your goal has shifted from a cure to comfort, hospice care provides you and your family with expert support designed to ease your burden and improve your quality of life so that every day that remains can be fully lived. The sooner you contact TRU Hospice, the more we can help. Please call us at 303.604.5272 to learn more our hospice services.
TRU Hospice Care Center
TRU Community Care has operated the only hospice inpatient unit of its kind in the area since 1999. Now located at Longmont United Hospital, the TRU Hospice Care Center offers short-term, intensive care for patients with complex medical needs. For compassionate care when it's needed most, it's the next best place to home. We specialize in around-the-clock nursing care, state-of-the-art pain management, emotional and spiritual support, personalized volunteer attention, pain/symptoms requiring active interventions, complex wound management, delirium with behavioral issues, intractable nausea and vomiting, sudden decline requiring intensive nursing interventions, and short-term respite care.
TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado
TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado (HNC), based in Greeley, is our neighboring legacy hospice program serving all of Weld County and parts of Larimer County, was founded as Hospice Inc., of Weld County in 1978. TRU HNC’s experienced staff understands the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill people and their families and has the specialized hospice service skills to meet them. With a range of end-of-life care options, HNC provides compassionate, individualized support – at home, in an assisted living or skilled nursing community. To learn more, please call us at (970) 352-8487.
What to Expect
Learn more about what to expect from your hospice care team and your hospice experience.
Read through some frequently asked questions and answers about TRU Hospice Services.
Learn more about TRU Community Care's special programs like our Eleventh Hour Program, our Veterans Program, and our Pediatrics Program.
TRU Palliative Care provides support for you and your primary physician to optimize your quality of life. It is a collaborative approach to managing your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and a shared effort to maximize your health and minimize your symptoms. TRU has specialty trained palliative care providers who emphasize pain and symptom management, goals of care, and education about illness progression and treatment options. Palliative services are provided concurrently with or independent of curative, life-prolonging care.
Are you experiencing symptoms that interfere with your ability to enjoy life? Do you need to make decisions about the next steps in the treatment of your illness? Would you like help setting goals of care and sharing these with your doctors and loved ones? Talk to your primary care provider today about adding TRU Palliative Care to your care plan.
TRU PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) coordinates and provides all needed preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services so that older individuals can continue living safely in their community. TRU PACE is an innovative model that enables individuals who are 55 years old or older and certified by the state to need nursing-home-level care to live as independently as possible. TRU PACE will help participants and their family members navigate the complicated issues associated with aging.
To participate with TRU PACE, an individual must live in Boulder County or Southwestern Weld County (see our map of TRU PACE service areas) and live safely in the community. At the heart of TRU PACE is our Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) who will manage each participant’s plan of care. Our PACE site is where our IDT is located as well as our medical clinic, rehabilitation services, home health coordination, social work, recreational therapies, social activities, and much more.
TRU PACE serves seniors from all walks of life. Our program can enroll individuals who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- At least 55 years old
- Living in our PACE service area
- Certified by the State of Colorado as needing nursing-home-level care, and
- Able to live safely in the community with PACE services at the time of enrollment.
Learn more about the PACE program by visiting the National PACE Organization.
TRU PACE participants must receive all needed healthcare, including primary care and special physician services (other than emergency services) from TRU PACE contracted providers. TRU PACE participants may be fully and personally liable for costs of any unauthorized out-of-network services.
TRU PACE participants may disenroll at the end of any month.To learn more or to enroll in the TRU PACE program, call (303) 665-0115.
We are committed to partnering with community organizations to provide expert support and education regarding end-of-life issues. We offer a wide range of topics and can customize offerings based on needs and interests. Our presenters and counselors with extensive training and experience speak and offer support in schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations.
Clinical Education Topics
- Pain/symptom management 101
- What to expect at end of life
- Difficult conversations at end of life
- Medical aid in dying
- Ethics 101
- Culturally competent practice
- Professional boundaries
- Communication skills
- Serving veterans at end of life
- Doc talks
- Working with challenging families
- Supporting staff moral distress
Grief Support Topics
- Facility memorials
- Community memorials
- Supporting child/teen grief
- Grief support for professional caregivers
- Grief in the workplace
- Coping with loss during the holidays
General Community Outreach Topics
- Hospice 101
- Grief 101
- Advance directives
- Caregiver stress
- Doc-to-doc talks
- Intimacy and illness
- PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
Whether you're looking for information on a specific topic, need workplace support for a difficult loss, or want us to tailor a presentation to your organization's unique needs, let us know how we can help. Here is our latest list of suggested education and outreach topics. Please contact us with your request.
Our hospice and palliative care programs enable TRU Community Care to provide the right care at the right time to your patients with advanced illness and their families. Our staff is responsive, reliable and ready to collaborate with you to whatever degree you desire and coordinate patient care in a way that is consistent with your needs. Our services are available to patients of all ages, with any type of advanced illness, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week in Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, Jefferson, and Weld Counties and beyond.
TRU Physician Service Promises
We're serious about our commitment to you and your patients and have developed service promises that we honor every day with every single person we serve. Learn more »
TRU Community Care Services
With a continuum of care for people with advanced illness and their families, we can provide the expert physical and emotional support your patients need to cope with the challenges of late-stage disease. Learn more »
The following guidelines for end-stage diseases may indicate if a patient is eligible for TRU Hospice. However, all criteria listed need not be present for admission. Learn More »
Are You Considering a Referral?
To learn more about TRU's services, refer a patient or request a consultation from a TRU physician, contact us or call (303) 604-5272. Our referral/admissions fax number is (303) 604-5372. Please use our Online Referral Form at your convenience.
TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado (HNC), based in Greeley, is our neighboring legacy hospice program serving all of Weld County and parts of Larimer County, was founded as Hospice Inc., of Weld County in 1978. TRU HNC’s experienced staff understands the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill people and their families and has the specialized hospice service skills to meet them. With a range of end-of-life care options, HNC provides compassionate, individualized support – at home, in an assisted living or skilled nursing community.
To learn more, please call us at (970) 352-8487.