A tremendous amount of information on hospice and coping with the grieving process is available on the Internet. Here are a few of our favorites:
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. In addition to other valuable information and tips, this site provides information about caregiving, hospice and palliative care, and grief and loss. Visit site by clicking here.
Caring Connections was created by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and provides easy to understand written and video consumer resources to help you with a variety of care and end of life concerns. Visit site by clicking here.
For 13 months after the loss of a loved one, the bereavement counselors at Holy Redeemer Hospice continue to provide support for the family through support groups, mailings, counseling and one-on-one encouragement. Click here to learn more about our hospice support groups.
Hospice Foundation of America’s Information Center provides end of life care resources including downloadable fact sheets, testimonials, videos, and educational programs designed specifically for professionals, patients, and caregivers. Visit site by clicking here.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicare Hospice Benefits is a resource provides you with important information about your hospice benefit under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Visit site by clicking here.
National Association for Home Care and Hospice is the largest trade association for the home care and hospice industry with a wealth of resources for including Caring magazine. Visit site by clicking here.
National Family Caregiver Association provides a virtual library of educational materials and information on agencies and organizations which provide support to family caregivers. Visit site by clicking here.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is a comprehensive resource geared more towards hospice organizations but can help you find a hospice provider, learn more about quality and hospice, advanced directives, and other important issues. Visit site by clicking here.
Visiting Nurses Association supports, promotes and advocates for community-based, nonprofit home health and hospice providers and provides resources targeting professionals. Visit site by clicking here.