Consumer Resources

Hospice Patient Bill of Rights

Hospice organizations have an obligation to protect and promote the rights of their patients.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

The largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.

National Hospice Locator

Brought to you by, Hospice Analytics a partner in finding, using, and understanding information to improve hospice use, access, and quality.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Provides oversight of hospice programs through the regulations and survey of Missouri hospice licensure and Medicare Certification.
Phone: 573-751-6336
Home Health/Hospice Hotline: 800-392-0210 (used for filing complaints)

Life Choices: a publication provided by Office of the Missouri Attorney General to assist with planning for end-of-life needs.
Phone: 573-751-3321

Caring Connections

A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end-of-life.
Helpline: 800-658-8898
Spanish Helpline: 877-658-8896

Missouri Bar Association

Offers a wide variety of services and resources to support the legal work of our members and to educate the public, teachers, and the news media.
Phone: 573-635-4128

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.
Phone: 520-881-4005

Children’s Hospice International

Has the ultimate goal to ingrain the hospice concept into pediatrics that it isn’t considered a separate specialty, rather, an integral part of health care for children and adolescents.
Phone: 703-684-0330

Center for Practical Bioethics

Raises and responds to ethical issues in health and health care.
Phone: 800-344-3829

American Hospital Association

“Put It In Writing,” an advance directive is your life on your terms.

Aging with Dignity “Five Wishes”

Document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.