Hospice Care is designed to assist elders (and all patients) during the ending stages of a terminal illness. Its purpose is to enable individuals to spend their last days with dignity and comfort. Hospice can be received at home, in a nursing center, or hospice facility and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This is probably one of the most emotional times for a caregiver.
Hospice Information Links
Provides free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
Understanding Hospice & Palliative Care
General information about hospice care & palliative care, understanding the differences and when to use these services.
Organizing Hospice Care with Medicare
Considerations and how to find a program for hospice care provided by Medicare.
National Hospice Association of America
a national organization representing thousands of hospices,caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.
Search for Hospice Care Programs in Your Area
Find Hospice Agencies in Your Area
Find hospices that serve your area and compare them based on the quality of care they provide. Hospice agencies most often provide services where you live, whether it�s at home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. Sources provided by Medicare.