WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Although the number of people choosing hospice is growing each year - more than 1.1 million in 2012 (the most recent statistic available), there remain misconceptions about many aspects of death and dying, care options, and how palliative care and hospice care can help. Many families have questions about when hospice care is appropriate, how to access hospice care, and how much hospice care costs.
Grief is often overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued in terms of its impact on individuals and society. HFA strives to inform people of their options when they are facing a life-limiting illness, how hospice can help make the journey easier, and how to cope with grief.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
HFA meets its mission by providing programs for professional development, public education and information; funding research, producing publications, and by providing information on issues related to hospice and end-of-life care.
Our programs for healthcare professionals are designed to improve care of those with terminal illness and those experiencing the process of grief, and are offered on a national basis.
Our programs for the public are designed to assist individual consumers of health care who are coping with issues of caregiving, terminal illness, and grief.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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