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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