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 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 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

 

 

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"Everyone I have been in contact with for your organization is a
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your job and your concern for each patient."  August 2018

"What a caring team!  Not only do you care for the patients, but also for the family. 
We were always asked, 'Is there anything you need?  god bless you all."  February 2018

"Even though it's a challenge to be without my dad, I have so many happy memories of him,
it helps always.  Thank you for all the many things you did to help my dad in his last days. 
It was so sad to watch him pass, but knowing that he was being care for everyday by
so many others, made all the difference in the world.  You've all made me feel as
though I have support if needed.  Thank you!"  April 2017

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