Monday, July 6, 2009

Steamboat Springs Hospice Taking Shape

In 2008 the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) purchased the Selbe home located on Pine Grove Road near Rolling Stone. The home was purchased below market value and the Selbe’s extended the VNA a $500,000 donation to make the dream of turning the home into a Respite Center. In addition to a Hospice facility there will be two other areas, one to assist with the elderly who need care and activity and another to help children dealing with loss express themselves through creativity. The area and grounds are gorgeous and well located near the Steamboat Springs Ski area and the Hospital (Yampa Valley Medical Center).

Mr. Selbe died in 1994 at the age of 81. Ironically, he was Steamboat's first Hospice patient and now his wife Anne has passed her home to the community to be the first hospice center. The name given to the Selbe home is the Rollingstone Respite Center. Its backyard is literally Fish Creek. The mature landscaping and soothing sounds of the river will surely be welcomed by the families who spend their loved ones last days in the home or the senior citizens who come to socialize there. Many hospice patients choose in-home visits as an option for the care at the end of their lives, but when my own father died it was in a center similar to the Rollingstone Respite House. My mom and I will be forever grateful to the loving staff and facility for helping us at the end of my father’s life here on earth. If you have ever experienced the care of hospice nurses and volunteers you know what I mean. Most recently, employees from Smart Wool gladly gave much of their volunteer hours to help with the landscaping needs of the Rollingstone Respite Center. Our community is so blessed to have agencies like the VNA, companies like Smart Wool, and citizens like Anne Selbe. If you would like more information on how you can help this worthy cause contact the VNA at:
940 Central Park Dr. Ste 101
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-1632
Fax (970) 870-1326


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