Hospice Resources: Where to Find Help


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The agencies and organizations listed below can provide additional information and guidance as you search for high-quality hospice care.

  1. American Cancer Society

    800-227-2345
    www.cancer.org

    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.

  2. American Hospice Foundation

    2120 L St. NW, Ste. 200
    Washington, DC 20037
    202-223-0204, 800-347-1413
    www.americanhospice.org

    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.

  3. Hospice Patients Alliance

    4680 Shank St.
    Rockford, MI 49341
    616-866-9127
    www.hospicepatients.org

    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.

  4. National Association for Home Care & Hospice

    228 Seventh St. SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    202- 547-7424
    www.nahc.org

    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.

  5. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

    1700 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 625
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-837-1500
    www.nhpco.org

    This group aims to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.

  6. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    7500 Security Blvd.
    Baltimore, MD 21244
    www.medicare.gov

    This government agency and website provides detailed information about Medicare's coverage of hospice care.

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4 Comments So Far. Add Your Wisdom.

Anonymous said almost 4 years ago

I figured with a name like resources, where to find help, you'd have a list of hospice locations and contact #s SOMEWHERE, but I guess not. I have to go now, back to SNF we ended up choosing because we were out of time to look after three days. We had wanted something in association with Catholic religion/nuns, but nothing found.


about 4 years ago

After almost a month of helping our Mother, my brother and I realized we were not the "super-helpers" we thought we were! We realized that after the 12+ hour days, we were so tired and needed help. My brother asked our Mother's cancer doctor. We found out that he "headed" his own "Hospice Team"! He geniunely cared about his patients - even beyond the hospital walls! How lucky we were - they were so nice and so caring! Hope that helps.


over 4 years ago

I frequently refer to Assisted Care Facilities when I feel it is appropriate and predicated on my carefully evaluated the Facility(s) I recommend. I Also recommend to my clients that they try it before they buy it.


Anonymous said over 4 years ago

Good knowledgeable Information. Do you also refer the cases to assisted living homes?


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