Dr. Valerie Borsa founded Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice to bring her passion for quality end of life care to the people of Huerfano and Las Animas counties.  Even more than her passion for hospice care, is her passion for health and wellness.  She lives what she believes and, in a desire,… Read More

Life’s Purpose

Perhaps our life’s purpose has nothing to do with what job we will find, what new thing we will manifest or attract for ourselves, or what mythical awakening journey we will complete. Perhaps the purpose of our life is to fully live, finally, to touch each here and now moment with our presence and with… Read More

Love is in the Air!

February is the month that “love is in the air” (and we are all so ready for it to be something besides that darn virus!)  I had come across this and thought the sweet and profound innocence of children may just be the boost we need.  Enjoy.  And pass the love on.  We have never… Read More

We are all in this together

As 2021 closed, I knew we all were looking forward to 2022 as a time for healthy new beginnings.  I believe everyone will agree, the times we have weathered together in the past couple of years have been tough.  Yet in spite of the many challenges, there also has been examples of incredible kindness and… Read More


Although it shouldn’t be necessary, I feel that it is fortunate that once a year we are reminded in neon lights and trumpet fanfare, that it is our day to be thankful. We should be thankful as everyday is a gift to be opened only this one time and then it is gone; but sometimes… Read More


“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” — President John Kennedy, October 1963 Mt. Rose recognizes the importance of all veterans being honored. In providing the most comprehensive care for the whole person, Mt. Rose is proudly involved in the… Read More


The staff at Mt. Rose believes that there are many paths to health and wellness. Many are outside the realm of traditional medicine and/or pharmaceuticals.  Being a Lifelong Learner is one of those paths.  Mt. Rose, through our HeARTworks Outreach program, is pleased to offer options for Lifelong Learning! One of the personal traits that… Read More

It All Begins Within

This came to me and I thought it was pertinent and timely for the work we are doing through Mt. Roses HeART Works Mindful Aging Program.  We are working diligently on creating options for “olders” to have meaningful opportunities for the rest of their journey.  (Stay tuned for more information about our good work.) Yet,… Read More


Hot and humid, afternoon thunderstorms, evening lightening shows…it must be the dog days of summer. The Old Farmer’s Almanac considers the Dog Days to be the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11. Here we are smack dab in the middle! The “really old” Farmer’s Almanac from 1817 describes it thus: “Dog Days… Read More

A Dog Story of a Good Death

I am always somewhat amazed that Hospice is a scary word for many people.  For those who truly understand the concept of Hospice, they know that the essence of Hospice is a life affirming approach of care as one nears the end of life. Mt. Rose’s goal was to have these blogs embrace and share… Read More