Compare hospices based on the quality of care they provide:
The following sites provide additional information about hospice and palliative care:
The sites above can help answer the basic questions you may have about hospice care, such as:
- How do I select a hospice program?
- How did hospice care begin in America?
- What is hospice care?
- How does hospice care work?
- How do I go about choosing a hospice?
- Where can I find a hospice program?
- How do I communicate my end-of-life wishes?
- Does Medicare offer a hospice benefit?
- What is palliative care?
- Is palliative care right for you?
- How do I get palliative care services?
Information for Veterans:
We are a Level One partner in the We Honor Veterans program. We also partner veteran patients with veteran volunteers because we understand that veterans have specific needs at end of life that can sometimes only be met by another veteran.
Learning about Veteran benefits can be a confusing and sometimes frustrating process. We have included some resources below. If you have any questions, refer to your policy or speak to your benefits representative.
Here are links geared specifically toward veterans:
- Veterans Health Administration: Palliative Care
- Veterans Health Administration: Hospice Care
- Veterans Health Administration: Geriatrics and Extended Care
- Veterans Health Administration: Paying for Long-term Care
Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont is dedicated to meet the needs of veterans. We can assist you and your family with navigating your benefit options. Please contact us for additional information.
Advance Care Planning:
Advance care planning is making decisions about the healthcare you would want to receive if you’re facing a medical crisis. These are your decisions to make based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones.
For more information on advance care planning, contact Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont. Our social workers can help you. You may also visit the following websites:
National Healthcare Decision Day: April 16th
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.