Resources and information

From Mission Hospice & Home Care

Start the conversation, and plan ahead for your future care with our Take Charge Toolkit

Common myths about hospice care – by Mission Hospice Clinical Outreach Nurses

Early referral to hospice means better quality of life – by Medical Director Ken Barnes

Understanding the Medicare hospice benefit – by Medical Director Ken Barnes

My journey with hospice – by Direct Care Volunteer George Fulvio

Suggestions for healing

About grief

Eight tips for grieving through the holidays – by Isabel Stenzel, MSW, MPH, Bereavement Social Worker, Mission Hospice


Other resources

End-of-Life Care Resources – from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

End-of-Life-Decisions – from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Caregiver’s Organizer – to help gather important information that helps you care for aging parents and others

Understanding Advance Directives  – from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Fact Sheets and Resources – from the National Cancer Institute

Caregiver Action Network – general resources for caregivers

Supporting a terminally ill loved one – from the Mayo Clinic

Caring Connections – information about advance directives and other planning for end-of-life

“Dying in America” – recommendations from the Institute of Medicine for advance care planning and end of life care

Grief Books, Audio & Video – accessible resources for all types of grief

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund – emergency financial assistance for low-income patients battling breast cancer

– resource guide to services and activities for San Mateo County area seniors