While Compass Regional Hospice has tried to give an overview of much of the information you may seek when dealing with a life-limiting illness, we recognize that you may want to research some of these topics further. Some good sources of information are available from the following sites:
Hospice and Palliative Care FAQs: The Hospice and Palliative Care Network of Maryland offers answers to some of the questions frequently asked about hospice.
Caring Connections: Provides information and support for planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an advanced illness or grieving a loss.
The Conservation Project: The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
The Mesothelioma Center: Provides services, free resources and information about hospice support for patients and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers.
Alzheimer's Association: End-of-life decisions; Honoring the wishes of the person with Alzheimer's disease.
We Honor Veterans program: Provides information about the program sponsored jointly by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs aimed at improving end-of-life care for veterans.
5 Myths About Hospice Care: Invest six minutes to learn the facts about hospice and how the hospice professionals help people to live the rest of their lives.
Five Wishes living will: Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them, the kind of medical treatment you want or don't want, how comfortable you want to be and what you want your loved ones to know.
MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment): A portable and enduring medical order form covering options for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-sustaining treatments. The medical orders are based on a patient's wishes about medical treatments.
Choosing a Quality Hospice for You or Your Loved Ones: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has developed some questions to help you identify factors that may be important to you and your family when selecting a hospice.
The Value of Hospice Care: In a short six minutes this Hallmark Channel clip about hospice is a perfect description of what Compass Regional Hospice calls "Care on your terms."
Facts About Hospice Care: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has created a short, informational video to explain the basic services and mission of hospice care.
Casey Cares Foundation: Casey Cares helps families with critically ill children keep their spirits high by arranging programming - whether it's a simple movie night and a fresh pair of pajamas or attending a major sporting event. They make life a lot better by adding a personal touch throughout the year and making lasting memories for families throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.