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Hospice Education Institute

Provides information and referrals regarding hospice care.
Voice: 1-800-331-1620 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm EST)
Website: http://www.hospiceworld.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

Hospice Foundation of America

Provides education and information on hospice care. Sponsors research. Offers teleconference series 'Living with Grief' for bereaved families. Audiotapes for clergy.
Voice: 1-800-854-3402 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm EST)
Website: http://www.hospicefoundation.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

(Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST) * Information for hospice care of terminally ill persons. Referrals to hospice programs nationwide.
Voice: 1-800-658-8898; 1-877-658-8896 (SPANISH) * (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http://www.caringinfo.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

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