Center to Advance Palliative Care
Getpalliativecare.org provides clear, comprehensive palliative care information for people coping with serious, complex illness. Key components of the site include a Palliative Care Provider Directory of Hospitals, a definition of palliative care and detailed descriptions of what palliative care does and how to get it. It also provides an interactive questionnaire to assist you in determining whether palliative care might be appropriate for you or a loved one. The site is provided by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).
1710 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Hospice staff and volunteers offer a specialized knowledge of medical care, including pain management. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort and dignity.
Partnership for Caring
800-658-8898, Spanish helpline: 877-658-8896, 202-296-8071
1620 Eye Street NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20006
Provides legal counseling and information on end-of-life decisions.
National Association for Homecare and Hospice
228 Seventh Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nation's 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services to some 12 million Americans each year who are infirm, chronically ill and disabled. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members maintain the highest quality of care and is committed to excellence in every respect.
Provides information and referrals to local hospitals, patient advocacy and professional education.