Client Testimonials

“I liked [Denise’s] professional demeanor and expansive experience; the fact that she would be doing most of the hands-on work herself and not farming it out to others; and could take [my] business concept for Home Care through all phases, including operations”.

Steve B. Katz, President Sterling Care LLC, Greenwich CT

Resources

Want to do your own research? The following list is a treasure trove of information on Medicare services, rules and regulations, as well as state and national organizations that act as clearinghouses on hospice and home health care and member affiliates.

CMS (Center for Medicare Services)
A federal government website managed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services that includes information for professionals on Medicare/Medicaid coordination; insurance oversight; regulations and guidance; research, statistics, data and systems; and outreach and education. 

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
The largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)
The largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospice and home care aide organizations

PA Homecare Association (PHA)
PHA is a state trade, education, advocacy and public policy association representing more than 400 organizations that provide care and support to individuals in their own homes.

Pennsylvania Hospice Network (PHN)
Pennsylvania clearinghouse for information, resources and ongoing education on hospice and palliative care. Free care pages to help family and friends communicate when someone is facing a terminal illness.

Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OCHCH)
Membership association dubbed Ohio's voice for home care and hospice. Clearinghouse for caregiving tips, legislative advocacy, regulatory/compliance tools, CEU educational opportunities, and career search.

New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO)
New Jersey's leading advocate for improving citizens' end-of-life care. A non-profit that exists to educate its people on hospice and end-of-life care services and issues. Also acts as a clearinghouse for area hospice agencies, educational opportunities, and job opportunities. 

Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)
Non-profit organization that provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care; assists those coping personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the grief process; and provides educational and marketing pieces for the general public and medical professionals.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HNPA)
Specialty nursing organization that exists to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
The only professional organization in the U.S. for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Dedicated to the advancement of hospice/palliative medicine, its practice, research and education. Also open to nurses and other health care providers committed to improving the quality of life for patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions.

On Our Own Terms :Bill Moyers On Dying
Supplement to PBS series, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, which explores humane care for the dying, tools for addressing end-of-life issues and care options; the final days experience; and ways to cope with grief.

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