Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice
There are two names that are iconic in the foothills: Betsy Hays and Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice–it’s full scope is in its name, but it’s often referred to as Mount Evans Hospice for short. Betsy has been an active community volunteer, local entrepreneur, fund-raiser for Mountain Area Land Trust, Evergreen Chamber of Commerce President, and is now the Director of Resource Development for Mount Evans Hospice. Betsy is well connected in Evergreen & Conifer and is using her considerable networking skills to insure Mount Evans Hospice has enough money to provide all its services to those in the 4-county foothills area who need home health & hospice care today and in the future.
In case you weren’t aware of the extent of services offered by Mount Evans Hospice, it can be summed up as providing ALL in-home health care or hospice needs to ANYONE (insured or not) from Golden to Georgetown, Evergreen to Conifer, and Morrison to Shawnee. They fill the gap between the hospital and being on your own. If you need ANY medically-trained assistance or help if you’re struggling at home, simply get a referral from your doctor or call them yourself.
Mount Evans Hospice has served our community for over 40 years and receives much of its funding from insurance coverage. But there are many things insurance doesn’t cover, such as the cost of a trained nurse driving to your house to care for you. The staff drove over 350,000 miles last year for patient visits. They don’t turn anyone away who needs help, and that’s where Betsy steps in. She oversees events, schmoozes businesses, writes grants, encourages individual donations and does anything else she can to cover the gap between what it costs to run the multi-million dollar operation and what they get from insurance companies.
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is an irreplaceable community service we cannot do without. Betsy is not in charge of the organization–that falls to CEO Keri Jaeger. Betsy’s responsibility is to grow public support as the need for in-home health care grows in our community. The next time you see Betsy, thank her for being a pillar of our community. You’ll find she’s a very nice, warm lady to boot.