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National Home Care & Hospice March on Washington & Law Symposium, March 25-28, 2012

website. “Connect with your members of Congress and make them understand your patients’ needs. Tell them how home care can cut costs and right a health care system that’s run off the tracks. A train wreck will occur if . . . → Read More: National Home Care & Hospice March on Washington & Law Symposium, March 25-28, 2012

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Checklists of What to Look For and Ask Long-Term Care Providers & Professionals

Checklists provided by GetCare.com. Multiple checklists in printable PDF format, to help you know what to look for and what to ask several different types of providers of long-term care services, including providers of: In-Home Care: Home Care Services . . . → Read More: Checklists of What to Look For and Ask Long-Term Care Providers & Professionals

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Hospice Care

MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  A good introduction to Hospice care, with comprehensive links to information on what it is, what care is available, financial, legal, and medical . . . → Read More: Hospice Care

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Palliative Care and Hospice

by UAB Center for Palliative Care and the Birmingham VA Medical Center. http://www.palliative.uab.edu/patients/faqs/

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End-of-Life Care

Helpful booklets of information provided by Caring Connections, a website operated by the non-profit National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Care and Comfort at the End of Life [PDF]* What is Hospice? [PDF] Hospice Care: A Consumer’s Guide to . . . → Read More: End-of-Life Care

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Palliative Care

ClevelandClinic.org.  A description of what is palliative care, its focus on both the patient and the patient’s family, and when it is appropriate.  Explains that Hospice care is a special form of palliative care offered to those who may . . . → Read More: Palliative Care

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What is Hospice Care?

Fact Sheet by Eldercare Locator, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, providing information on hospice care, what it is, when it is appropriate, paying for hospice care, and links to other support and resources. http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Resources/fact_sheets/hospice_care.aspx

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Hospice care: An option when confronting terminal illness

MayoClinic.com.  Explains what hospice care is, when it is an option, services provided, the team of professionals involved, how it is paid for, and questions to ask in evaluating and selecting a hospice care program. http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/hospice-care/HQ00860/METHOD=print

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