The Project

Pathways is in the advanced planning stages to build a homelike Inpatient Care Center on their three-acre campus a few miles west of I-25 on 392. The Care Center will be centrally located in Fort Collins allowing for easy access from both Larimer and Weld county communities. 

This 12-bed, stand-alone facility will be designed and built to allow us to take care of many patients and families, and the Pathways Inpatient Care Center will be so much more than the hospital-based units the community has come to know. 

The Pathway Inpatient Care Center will provide the highest level of care in a tranquil, beautiful space intentionally built for this purpose. It will evoke images of an intimate Colorado mountain lodge where the outdoors and the indoors come together seamlessly with natural light, stone facades, water elements, and lush Rocky Mountain landscaping. 

Bringing the Outdoors In

Every one of the 12 rooms (with room to expand in the future) will be large enough to accommodate groups of visitors and one or two family members who might choose to stay over night. There will be access to outdoor garden spaces where even bed bound patients will be able to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their bed. Local artwork will be featured in every room and all the public areas. 

There will be a spacious lobby, a welcoming chapel, areas for quiet reflection, a large communal kitchen where families can prepare meals together, skylights and ample windows to let Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine stream in and gardens and walkways throughout the property blending indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Learn more about the project, the need and how you can help by clicking here!

 

DUAL PURPOSES

What else might this project accomplish?

We are looking forward to the opening of our Inpatient Care Center, confident in the positive difference it will make in the lives of our patients and their loved ones. 

But we also know from the experiences of hospices across the country that opening the doors to a beautiful new Inpatient Care Center also opens the doors to so much more than the opportunity to provide quality, compassionate hospice care in a homelike setting to patients requiring hospital-level care. 

We believe the Pathways Inpatient Care Center will also: 

 

  • Serve as a magnet in helping Pathways recruit and retain the best hospice staff in the West, as we continue to grow to meet the need for our care across the expanding northern Colorado community.
  • Further our ability to work with local colleges and universities to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals – nurses, physicians, social workers, therapists, counselors and more. 
  • Attract and welcome even more volunteers to support our patients, families and the communities we are privileged to serve. 
  • Provide our grief and loss counselors even greater opportunities to meet families and work with them as they prepare for and work through their personal grief journeys. 
  • Give families a place to come in the future where they can remember their loved one while enjoying the natural beauty and solitude of our gardens and walkways.
  • Transform our Carpenter Road property into a comprehensive campus with the full continuum of our services in one beautiful, intentionally designed location. 

A Message From Our Board of Directors

We stand as one, as citizens and representatives of Larimer and Weld counties, committed to working with all who know Pathways to raise the $8 million necessary to design and build a 12-bed Inpatient Care Center adjacent to our existing administrative offices and grief and loss center on our Carpenter Road campus. 

Our demographic studies indicate that the northern Colorado community can benefit from a hospice care center of this size. Based on support the community has provided Pathways over the years, we are confident the community will embrace the cause. 

We are immensely proud of what Pathways has accomplished, and we are profoundly grateful for the generous support we have received from the communities we are privileged to serve. 

Northern Colorado Statistics

 

  • The Colorado State Demographer predicts local population will more than double by 2050. 
  • Over the next 20 years, in Larimer County alone, the population of those 65 and older will grow by 140 percent. 
  • Pathways has seen the impact of this growth as the number of patients we care for each year has grown consistently by 10% – 15% annually.
  • Our analysis of Medicare data indicates that Larimer County currently has the need for up to 10 hospice inpatient beds.
  • Additional analysis of Medicare data indicates that Weld County has the need for up to four hospice inpatient beds. 
  • Provide our grief and loss counselors even greater opportunities to meet families and work with them as they prepare for and work through their personal grief journeys. 

As we embark on a campaign to raise $8 million to design and build our Pathways Inpatient Care Center, we again look to everyone in the community whose lives we have touched. 

You built Pathways over the last 40+ years. We hope you will continue to invest in our success as we begin the mot important journey in Pathways history. 

WAYS TO GIVE: 

 

  • GIFTS OF CASH: The simplest way to contribute is with cash, check or credit card. Gifts are accepted by mail, phone or online. Your gift is tax deductible as the law allows. 
  • GIFTS OF SECURITIES: Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds allow you to bypass capital gains taxes on long-term holdings. 
  • GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE: Real estate can be given to support the capital campaign. Examples include a home, undeveloped land or other real estate assets. You receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the donated property.  
  • GIFTS OF RETIREMENT ASSETS: By making Pathways a retirement plan beneficiary, your gifts will be transferred after your death. Alternatives include directly naming Pathways in your annual IRA distribution or naming Pathways as the owner and beneficiary of a paid-up whole life insurance policy.
  • BEQUESTS: Bequests are gifts that are made as part of a will or trust to leave a legacy that lasts well beyond your lifetime. Bequests continue to benefit Pathways for generations to come.