The agencies and organizations listed below can provide additional information and guidance as you search for high-quality hospice care.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society maintains 3,400 local offices nationwide. Its website provides information on hospice care and how to find and pay for it.
American Hospice Foundation
2120 L St. NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20037
This group's website has links to publications, courses, workshops, and self-study courses in grief management and other issues related to death and dying.
Hospice Patients Alliance
4680 Shank St.
Rockford, MI 49341
This consumer resource for hospice patients, their families, and caregivers promotes patient rights and provides information about hospice services. It directly assists patients, families, and caregivers in resolving difficulties with current hospice services.
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
228 Seventh St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
This hospice provider association advocates the industry's interests before Congress, regulatory agencies, other national organizations, courts, the media, and the public. Its website provides consumer and industry information and news about hospices.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1700 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 625
Alexandria, VA 22314
This group aims to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244
This government agency and website provides detailed information about Medicare's coverage of hospice care.