Hospice programs offer compassionate care to people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, providing a team-based approach to medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families.
This brochure, published by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, contains information on what hospice is, what services are provided and the key questions to ask when selecting a hospice program.
Experts at the American Hospice Foundation have pulled together some tips for choosing the most appropriate hospice. Answers to these questions will give you clues about quality of care and help you make an informed assessment.
NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for their loved ones.