Wisconsin Hospice Care Resources
Read about hospice resources you can access in Wisconsin.
One of the most difficult conversations families face is how to handle end of life care when a loved one has a diagnosis of less than six months life expectancy. Although it is difficult, end-of-life preparation actually makes the process easier and allows families to focus on their loved one and not worry about finding proper care.
Often, families choose hospice for a loved one who does not want or cannot be helped by further medical treatments. Hospice focuses on palliative care and the comfort and pain relief of their patients rather than medical treatment. The individual controls the treatment plan and hospice staff works with the attending physician to formulate the best treatment. The care can be given wherever the individual is most comfortable - a private home, a nursing home, or a hospice facility.
Wisconsin Hospice Resources
Hospice Organization & Palliative Experts of Wisconsin: HOPE is an organization that promotes quality hospice care in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Hospice Introduction: An informational resource regarding hospice care in the state of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Hospice Directory: A directory of licensed hospice care services in Wisconsin.
Care.com End of Life Care Guide: About Hospice Care: This care guide explains what hospice care is, who qualifies for this care, the cost and benefits of hospice care, and gives some important questions to guide your search for care.
HospiceNet: Resources for those who may be in need of hospice care. Includes information for caregivers, patients, children, and grief; a one stop resource guide to hospice care.
Cancer.org Hospice Information: Educational information regarding the search for hospice care and more. This is a step-by-step guide understanding, paying for, and finding suitable hospice care.
Hospice Foundation of America: Nation wide end-of-life care resources including descriptions of hospice care, end-of-life care information, and grief resources.
Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program: Resources for Wisconsin families affected by cancer.
Cancer.gov End-of-life Cancer Care: Q&A on end-of-life care for cancer patients approaching death. Covers most topics that may come up with a terminal cancer patient. Also provides links to other pages on their site that may be helpful.
Cancer.org "Nearing the End of Life": End-of-life information guide from the American Cancer Society. A step-by-step guide covering topics including emotional advice, tips on decision making, types of care available, and coping with death.
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