Resources

Links

  • Basics of Hospice

    In this video series, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides information about Hospice care. 

  • Caring Connections

    Provides information and support for planning ahead; caring for a loved one; living with an illness or grieving a loss.

  • Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving

    Education, publications, newsletter, fact sheets and audio conferences related to the special needs of caregivers.

  • LaPOST - Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment

    Approved by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2010 legislative session as ACT 954, the LaPOST document is a means by which a person may communicate his/her wishes concerning medical treatment with a physician's order. The LaPOST document is recommended for patients who are seriously ill with “life limiting disease and irreversible conditions” and whose life expectancy is less than one year. The document is completed by the patient and the physician.

  • Medicare Hospice Benefits

    This official government booklet includes information about the Medicare hospice benefit.

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Hospice-Related Benefits

    Information on Veterans Administration hospice services and benefits.  Your VA or hospice social worker can assist you more information on this finanical resource if needed.