Hospice Foundation of America Announces New Hospice Information Center

Hospice Foundation of America

Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is pleased to announce the launch of its newest educational offering, the Hospice Information Center for families, friends and professionals. This centralized resource is part of “HFA CARES: Hospice Foundation of America’s Conversations, Advice, Resources and Education Series,” funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and can be found at www.hospicefoundation.org/infocenter.

“For over seventeen years, HFA has been the leader in presenting high-quality educational programming on hospice care, grief and loss, and end-of-life issues. Through our annual teleconference, we communicate with large and diverse audiences,” said Amy Tucci, President/CEO of HFA. “We are pleased that funding from CMS has given HFA the opportunity to develop the Hospice Information Center, which provides new ways for consumers and professionals to easily access information, resources, and education programs.”

The resources in the Hospice Information Center make it easier for family and friends to learn about hospice and how it can help people cope with some of life’s most challenging situations, in a format that is accessible and understandable. The Hospice Information Center offers opportunities to:

  • Listen to the Voices of people who have experienced hospice, as well as experts who work in hospice and bereavement care.
  • Educate Yourself and Others about the basics of hospice care, grief, and caregiving. Online presentations are available in a convenient, user-friendly format; free CEs are available for some programs.
  • Read and Share Resources on end-of-life care, hospice, and grief. HFA has developed one-page Fact Sheets on many topics, which are available to download and share for free. Print resources are also available in Spanish, and materials in Chinese and Vietnamese will be available within a few weeks.
  • Ask HFA questions about hospice care, caregiving, and grief.

The programming also provides hospices and other community organizations the opportunity to educate staff and volunteers about the basics of hospice care, caregiving, and grief, and links are provided to guide viewers to more information on a variety of subjects.

Hospice Foundation of America (www.hospicefoundation.org) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement. This project is provided through the support of a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support hospice and end-of-life care outreach and education. CMS funds of $571,000 with HFA in-kind services of $5,710 are funding a variety of outreach and educational programs, including this project.

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