Navigating the discussion
It is never too soon to reach out for help for you and your family. You are not giving up. You are choosing comfort. The sooner you find a trusted partner, the sooner you can focus on living well. Here are a number of links to valuable resources to help you navigate the discussion.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Professional organization for physicians, nurses and other health care providers specializing in hospice and palliative medicine.
Hospice Foundation of America
A trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief.
The U.S. government’s medical plan for people 65 years of age and older.
The official Web site of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
National Family Caregivers Association
Non-profit organization that empowers family caregivers to act on behalf of themselves and their loved ones.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Charitable organization advocating for the needs of people facing life-limiting illness.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving.
National Alzheimer’s Association
Voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for loved ones.
Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care operates the https://sangre.org website, which provides information and referral services pertaining to private hospice and palliative care.