The American Hospice Foundation has helped thousands of individuals and families to find a hospice or better cope with the illness or death of their loved ones. Below are just a few examples:
Grateful to Hospice Hospice teams of professionals and volunteers have not only extraordinary skills, but also caring hearts. Read about how the individuals of Hospice helped Tammy with the passing of her mother and father. Read more about Tammy’s story.
Charles' Story The experience of hospice care provided at home is not familiar to many people. To help explain how hospice helps support families providing care to a terminally ill loved one at home, here is one family’s story of receiving hospice care at home.
A Wonderful Goodbye A daughter shares her experience with two different hospices that cared for her parents. Read more about how little gestures make a big difference for her and her family.
Little Known Hospice Resources While hospice can be an invaluable tool at the time of death, it can also help family and friends afterwards. Learn more about the bereavement resources hospice has to offer.
Megan and Jim Megan’s husband, Jim, had been treated by doctors who never mentioned that he may not survive his cancer. Finally, after several painful and unsuccessful procedures, Megan turned to hospice. Megan found that she and Jim could make the most of their last months together in ways that would not have been possible had they continued with curative treatments. Read their story to discover the ways in which hospice care focuses on living life to the fullest, especially towards the end.
Tina and Her Grandfather A young girl's first experience with hospice is less frightening after utilizing American Hospice Foundation's "Ask Helen" feature. Read more about Tina's story.
Grieving Colleagues After experiencing the violent death of a colleague, co-workers sought out training from American Hospice. Through American Hospice's Grief at Work program, co-workers were offered a rich opportunity to remember their colleague and to acknowledge their own feelings of sadness, loss and helpless. Learn more about grief at work.
Easing the Pain of Losing a Fellow Student In 2008, Deer Valley Unified School District lost a 4th grade student to Leukemia and only six weeks later another to a brain abscess. The school district reached out to American Hospice Foundation's Grief at School program to help the young people cope.
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