Important Resources

Important Resources

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 advances the understanding and quality of palliative care through education, including assessing and healing spiritual pain, understanding grief and the mourning process, discerning professional boundaries, and more.  

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 offers information about palliative care, including how to get it, and also addresses 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.

National Council for Aging Care's Guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of the Rockies
A Colorado/Wyoming 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.

Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is a national not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that helps ensure that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care.

Medicare Hospice Benefits Booklet
This official government booklet includes information about Medicare hospice benefits:
Who's eligible for hospice care
What services are included
How to find a hospice program
Where to get more information

Articles of Interest
David Bowie's Son Breaks Social Medica Silence to Share Letter from Palliative Care Physician
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6844059/david-bowie-duncan-jones-letter-palliative-care-doctor

"The Best Possible Day" by Atul Gawande, M.D., New York Times, Oct.5, 2014
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/opinion/sunday/the-best-possible-day.html?_r=0

"How to Find a Good Hospice Program - 6 features to look for", Consumers Report, October 2014
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/12/how-to-find-a-good-hospice-program/index.htm

 

 

What Our Families Say

Thank you for the loving care you provided to my husband and me......His Final week and my life were made easier because of all of you.  Thank you from a greateful heart.~ Patient's wife

Thank you for all your assistance during this time and for the care of my mother.  There are not enough compliments to give for the support, knowledge, bedside manner, courtesy and kindness. ~ Patient's daughter

We want to thank all of you for the extraordinary care you gave to our loved one during his time in hospice.  The love and compassion you each showed him and all us meant so much. ~ Patient's family

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