Hospice -- Hospice Checklist

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Below is a list of things to think about as you consider contacting a local hospice.

  • Have an advance directive in place that authorizes a person of your choosing to make decisions if you become unable to do so for yourself
  • Get the information you need about services provided by hospice
  • Make sure you understand how hospice services are paid for
  • Discuss your thoughts, concerns and choices with your family and friends
  • Talk to your healthcare agent, family and doctor about your choices
  • Get to know end-of-life care services in your community. For more information about where to find a hospice or palliative care provider, go to www.caringinfo.org.

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