Hospice services support patients and their caregivers near end-of-life.

Hospice is not a “place” – it is a set of specialized services to help patients and families cope with a terminal illness. There is a lot of information out there about hospice, we hope this helps as a stepping stone as you journey through your loved one’s hospice care.

Most hospice organizations are non-profit, and you can find presentations in the community that can help you prepare for decisions you will be facing as you age.

Snowline Hospice is located in El Dorado County, but you can see Snowline Hospice presentations in Citrus Heights.  Their presentations are FREE and include issues such as:

  • Veterans and End-of-Life Unique issues faced by Veterans
  • 5 Wishes (Advance Care Directives)
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In the End

You google hospice help, but if you don’t know what hospice services are, how can you help your loved one? The websites below have a lot of great information we hope you can use.

We found a detailed explanation of what to expect when you need hospice services on the Hospice Foundation of America website.

The American Hospice Foundation also has a lot of good information here.

This website has a question and answer section about hospice and palliative care.

This video about Hospice Care if you want a quick overview.






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Jane S. Daly is the author of two books, Because of Grace (2015) and The Caregiving Season (2016). She is also the treasurer of Inspire Christian Writers and West Coast Christian Writers.