NACES - Resources - In Home Care
Getting Help with In- or Out-of-home
Comfort (Palliative) Care

This section includes information about help you or your family get need for in-home or out-of-home care. This can include have a nurse come to your house to help out the family. It may also include finding an out-of-home living facility if the family is not able to provide the type of care you need.


Cancer Care, Inc.
A nonprofit social service agency helping patients and families cope with emotional, financial, and psychological consequences of cancer. Financial assistance, counseling, and transportation for home care.
275 7th Avenue
New York, New York 10001
Web site: www.cancercare.org
Telephone: 800-813-4673
Fax: 212-712-8495

National Cancer Institute/Home Care for Cancer Patients
6116 Executive Blvd., Room 3036A
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Web site: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/support/home-care
Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER
Email: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov

National Consumers League
National nonprofit membership organization offering publications on a range of health issues such as hospice, home health care and insurance.
1701 K St., NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Web site: www.nclnet.org
Telephone: 202-835-3323
Fax: 202-835-0747

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
This nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. There are policy updates, education and conference listings, technical assistance and resources
1700 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Web site: www.nhpco.org
Telephone: 703-837-1500
Fax: 703-837-1233

National Hospice Organization
Designed to promote and maintain hospice care and to encourage support for patients and family members.
1700 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Web site: www.nhpco.org
Telephone: 800-646-6460 or 703-837-1500
Fax: 703-837-1233

Quality Care National Resource Center
Provider of home nursing services. A referral service for info on home nursing, hospices, skilled nursing, rehabilitation facilities and home-maker services throughout the US.
2 Copley Pl., Ste. 200
Boston, Massachusets 2116
Telephone: 800-645-3633


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Hospice and palliative care

National Cancer Institute/ Coping with Advanced Cancer
Booklet: Advanced Cancer Having advanced cancer can bring anxiety and uncertainty to your life. But some people with advanced cancer live far longer than expected. And remember, you are still in control of your choices and actions. Having an advanced disease can be a time of personal growth. It can even be a time of second chances. Many people say they started to see life in a new way after learning that their cancer had progressed despite treatment. They realized the importance of making the most of each day.
6116 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3036A
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Web site: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/advancedcancer
Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER

Center to Advance Palliative Care
Located in New York City, CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing life-threatening illness.Provides health care professionals with the tools and training necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs and more. Information resources on palliative care available on the extensive website
1255 Fifth Ave, Ste C-2
New York, New York 10029
Web site: www.capc.org
Telephone: 212-201-2670

End of Life/ Palliative Education Resource Center/ Medical College of Wisconson
Supports individuals involved in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of End-of-Life/Palliative education for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. Look at the FAST FACTS Worksheets on this site.
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Web site: www.eperc.mcw.edu
Telephone: 414-456-8296

National Cancer Institute/ Hospice
Hospice is a concept of care that involves health professionals and volunteers who provide medical, psychological, and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Hospice stresses quality of life--peace, comfort, and dignity. A principal aim of hospice is to control pain and other symptoms so the patient can remain as alert and comfortable as possible. Hospice services are available to persons who can no longer benefit from curative treatment; the typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
6116 Executive Blvd., Room 3036A
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Web site: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Support/hospice
Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER

Hospice Education Institute
The institute offers information about hospice care and can refer cancer patients and their families to local hospice programs.
3 Unity Square, PO Box 98
Machiasport, Maine 4655
Web site: www.hospiceworld.org
Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
This nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. There are policy updates, education and conference listings, technical assistance and resources
1700 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Web site: www.nhpco.org
Telephone: 703-837-1500
Fax: 703-837-1233

National Hospice Organization
Designed to promote and maintain hospice care and to encourage support for patients and family members.
1700 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 625
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Web site: www.nhpco.org
Telephone: 800-646-6460 or 703-837-1500
Fax: 703-837-1233

Quality Care National Resource Center
Provider of home nursing services. A referral service for info on home nursing, hospices, skilled nursing, rehabilitation facilities and home-maker services throughout the US.
2 Copley Pl., Ste. 200
Boston, Massachusets 2116
Telephone: 800-645-3633

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