Most of us know someone who has been terminally ill, and chances are we know someone – an acquaintance, friend, family member – who has received hospice services. Even so, many of us don't know very much about hospice: What is it? Where is it? Who is it for? How much does it cost?
To help answer your questions about hospice, we have partnered with the American Hospice Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports programs serving the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals. American Hospice Foundation trains school professionals who work with grieving students, educates employers and managers about the needs of grieving employees, creates tools to help hospices reach out to their communities, promotes improved hospice benefits in managed care organizations, and initiates research on consumer needs and preferences in end-of-life care. Click on the links below to learn more about hospice.