For Patients & Families
Caring Connections offers information on hospice, palliative care, and financial planning among many other areas.
HopeLab combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness.
Palliative care relieves the pain and other symptoms of serious illness. To find out more and how you can get palliative care for your loved one visit: www.getpalliativecare.org
This Medicare site offers a Quality Care Finder to provide consumers with one online destination to access all of Medicare’s Compare tools — comparison information on hospitals, nursing homes and plans.
An updated Hospital Compare website, which now includes data about how well hospitals protect outpatients from surgical infections and whether hospitals care for outpatients who are treated for suspected heart attacks with proven therapies that improve outcomes.
Aetna’s Compassionate Care program offers support for those facing advanced illness. Their site also offers important information on getting quality care.
The Center for Practical Bioethics offers a variety of resources to help families make difficult decisions and educate professionals on challenging ethical issues. These resources are designed to enhance ethics education and promote discussion of ethics issues.
Engage with Grace’s mission is to help people and their families get the conversation about their care preferences in the event of serious illness. In this spirit they designed “The One Slide” that has 5 simple questions to get people talking. You can download the One Slide here
National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD occurs annually on April 16, but the website contains a variety of resources regarding advance care planning that are available year-round.