General Resources

Medicare: http://www.medicare.gov

Medicare Hospice Benefit: http://www.medicare.gov/coverage/hospice-and-respite-care.htm

Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov

Meals on Wheels: http://www.mowaa.org

Disease-Specific Resources

Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alz.org

American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org

American Lung association: http://www.lung.org

American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org

Information on Hospice and Palliative Care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: http://www.nhpco.org

National Association for Home Care and Hospice: http://www.nahc.org

Hospice Foundation of America: http://www.hospicefoundation.org

End of Life Resources/Advanced Directives

Five Wishes Program: http://www.agingwithdignity.org

Funeral Consumers Alliance: http://www.funerals.org

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Aging: http://www.agingstate.pa.us

Pennsylvania Hospice Network: http://www.pahospice.org

Hospice Volunteering

http://www.hospicefoundation.org/volunteering

http://www.hospicevolunteer.com

Online Resources

Free online version of: Handbook For Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness by Joanne Lynn, MD and Joan Harrold, MD : http://www.growthhouse.org/mortals/mor0.html