National Resources

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: NHPCO is a membership organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for the terminally ill and their families, and to promoting hospice as an integral part of the U.S. health care system. www.nhpco.org

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is a palliative care physician membership organization that hosts conferences and provides guidance to assist health care professionals in treating patients. www.aahpm.org

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. www.caringinfo.org

Center to Advance Palliative Care is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness.  The website provides health care professionals with tools, training and technical assistance to start and maintain palliative care programs. www.capc.org

Children’s Hospice International: CHI provides education, training and technical assistance to providers who care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families. www.chionline.org

Get Palliative Care is an educational website designed to define and promote palliative care, and to provide a nationwide directory of palliative care programs. www.getpalliativecare.org

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is a membership organization for nurses working in the fields of hospice and palliative medicine. www.hpna.org

Hospice Foundation of America: HFA creates programs for professional development, public education and information, promotes research, produces publications and monitors health policy issues. www.hospicefoundation.org

Hospice Net provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. www.hospicenet.org

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care: The mission of IAHPC is to advance hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and policies around the world. www.hospicecare.com

State Resources

Carolinas Center for Hospice & End of Life Care: This website contains end-of-life care resources for medical professionals, consumers and caregivers in North and South Carolina.  National resources on hospice and end-of-life care are also listed. www.carolinasendoflifecare.org

Senior Care Guide: Care.com’s comprehensive guide to senior care that helps readers understand senior care options by describing each option in detail and answering frequently asked questions.

Hands on Health South Carolina Service Directory: A searchable directory of health services and resources for seniors and their family from Hands on Health South Carolina.  This directory can be searched by location, provider, or by health topic and includes services across the state.  Hands on Health can be contacted by calling 843-792-3303.