National Resources

Hospice Association Resources

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is a palliative care physician membership organization that hosts conferences and provides guidance to assist health care professionals in treating patients.

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.

Children’s Hospice International: CHI provides education, training and technical assistance to providers who care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families.

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association: FHPCA is a not-for-profit, IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization representing Florida’s hospice programs.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is a membership organization for nurses working in the fields of hospice and palliative medicine.

Hospice Foundation of America: HFA creates programs for professional development, public education and information, promotes research, produces publications and monitors health policy issues.

Hospice Net provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: NHPCO is a membership organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for the terminally ill and their families, and to promoting hospice as an integral part of the U.S. health care system.

Grief Support Resources

Bereaved Parents of the USA:  A national non-profit self-help group that offers support, especially to the newly bereaved, be they bereaved parents, grandparents, or siblings, struggling to rebuild their lives after loss. Local support group information can be found on the main website.

The Compassionate Friends assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age, and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. We do this through peer support groups, education, and training.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.

Caregiver Resources

The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. is the leading online destination for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.


Care Wherever You Need It

Hospice care from St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care can be delivered in a private home, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, our inpatient facility, and sometimes in the hospital setting.

Click here to review a helpful listing of frequently asked questions and answers about Hospice Care at St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care:

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