Important Resources

There are many resources available to you that focus on end-of-life care.  We often refer people to the Caring Connections site for advance care planning.   They offer a variety of information and materials, including state-specific advance directives via free download.  

We hope these links are helpful for you.  We invite you to contact us or call (719)      633-3400 for additional information.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Non-profit organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. A wealth of research and resources surrounding end-of-life care.

Caring Connections
An initiative of NHPCO that provides a wide range of free materials and information about end-of-life care.

Life Quality Institute
Life Quality Institute's goal is to transform healthcare in Colorado by equipping healthcare professionals and caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to provide the best person- and family-centered care possible.

Get Palliative Care& Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.  This website discusses palliative care, how to get it, and the question, "Is it right for you?"

We Honor Veterans
A program of NHPCO and VA, is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans.  Resources for patients, caregivers and professionals which includes informaton on Veterans benefits.

Colorado Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
A statewide organization providing education, advocacy, and technical assistance on behalf of our hospice & palliative care providers, and information and assistance to the public on end-of-life care.

Hospice Foundation of America
Professional and public resource for information on hospice, care giving and loss.

Hospice Net
Resource for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness.

Aging with Dignity
Practical information, advice and legal tools to make sure a patient's wishes are respected.

Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Resources for patients, caregivers and professionals, as well as information on public policy directed at quality end-of-life care.

Growth House
Comprehensive collection of reviewed resources for end-of-life care.

Education for Physician on End-of-life Care
Resources for physicians.

The Mesothelioma Group
Information about mesothelioma, so you can understand the disease, find the best treatment, and learn about the latest research.

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