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Articles & Publications About Hospice Care

  • End-of-Life Care for Patients With Advanced Dementia (New York Times – 11/2/10)
    It’s hard for physicians to determine with much precision how long anyone with a terminal disease can expect to live, but it’s particularly challenging when the disease is advanced dementia.  “People with dementia get sicker inch by inch… trying to say, ‘Now, she’s ready for hospice’ is much harder.”
  • Have You Had The Talk?
    Not the one about drugs, or about sex. This campaign from Hospice of Michigan urges all adults to consider what kind of care and plans they want followed if they ever need to rely on someone else for their medical care and decision making. The best time to plan and prepare is when there is no emergency, no crisis, no scrambling. The Talk is a gift to anyone who needs to know what you want when you can no longer speak for yourself.
  • How to Choose Hospice Care (
    Determining the appropriate hospice care you or a loved one requires at the end-of-life may seem like a daunting task to take on during an already difficult time.
  • Medicare Hospice Benefits (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
    Official government booklet for Medicare hospice benefits.
  • Medicare Hospice Benefits (The Federal Medicare Agency) (large print edition)
    A booklet that explains the hospice program, who is eligible, how to find a hospice program and where to get more help.
  • Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Articles Available (Jeanne M. Hannah – Blog)
    Links to articles in the Annals of Internal Medicine provide useful information about palliative and end-of-life care. A helpful table is included with each article to help caregivers manage decision-making. Although written for doctors, many family caregivers will find this information useful.

Organizations & Services About Hospice Care

  • Angela Hospice (Livonia, MI)
    We are here to help and empower you to make the best decisions for you and your family.
  • Arbor Hospice
    Mission is to give comfort, assurance and care to families and patients who have life limiting illnesses, and to educate and nurture others in this care.
  • Caring Connections
    A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.
  • End of Life Info (Hospice Foundation of America)
  • Hospice Action Network
    Dedicated to preserving and expanding access to Hospice care in America. We connect advocates with one another and provide them with the tools they need to fight for the Hospice cause at home, in Washington, and online.
  • Hospice International
    Dedicated to all of us for whom "dying well" is as important as "living well."
  • Hospice of Michigan
    Provides comprehensive, compassionate comfort care to people with acute chronic illness and support to their loved ones.
  • National Hospice Foundation
    Committed to compassionate care at the end of life.