It’s important to interview and choose a hospice that respects your priorities and beliefs, and will honor your end-of-life care choices. Some hospices support the full range of end-of-life options such as palliative sedation, voluntary stopping eating and drinking (VSED) and medical aid in dying, while others may not.
Hospice can be provided wherever the person resides, most often at home, but also at a hospice center, hospital, or nursing home.
If you or your loved one is considering hospice, check out this resource offered by our national partner Compassion & Choices before you select an agency:
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.