Hospice and Palliative Care

End of Life Care

Source: American Geriatrics Society

Description:

Practical information from the Foundation for Health in Aging for family members.


End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Online booklet discusses comfort care, end-of-life care decisions and other issues family members and patient face.


Grief and Loss

Source: AARP

Description:

Section of AARP website includes large collection of articles about the grieving process and other aspects of death and dying; includes the "Final Details" checklists to legal, financial and other practical steps after a person dies.


Hospice Care Information

Source: American Cancer Society

Description:

Information about hospice services for patients with terminal cancer.


Hospice Foundation of America

Description:

Website includes consumer information about hospice care and other end of life issues.


Managing Chronic Pain in Older Adults

Source: American Geriatrics Society

Description:

Resources for seniors and family caregivers


Medicare Hospice Benefits

Source: Federal Medicare Agency; Health Care Financing Administration

Description:

20-page large-print brochure covers hospice programs; which services are covered by Medicare; what is not covered.


National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Description:

Consumer information from association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Description:

National membership organization devoted exclusively to promoting access to hospice and palliative care and to maintaining quality care for persons facing the end of life and their families.


Planning Ahead

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Explores issues regarding discussing your healthcare wishes with your loved ones and doctor


Video: What Is Hospice Care?

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

An introduction to hospice care.


Video: When to Begin Hospice

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Video helps patients and families decide when hospice is the best care choice.