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Hospice and Palliative Care Resources Library

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We're experts in hospice care, palliative care, family caregiving, end-of-life issues, grief and bereavement, and more.

Whether you are planning for the future or coping with serious illness right now, considering the end of life is not easy. We understand you have questions. We are eager to share what we've learned in our 35 years as a hospice care leader.

Learn more from our hospice related resources below.

Hospice Care

Learn the basics of hospice in our "What is Hospice?" series and discover how to find the right hospice provider.

Palliative Care

See how palliative care compares to hospice care and find out if it's the right choice for you or your loved one.

End-of-Life Issues

Talking about the end of life is never easy. Learn what you need to know, and get tips on starting the conversation.

Medical Conditions

Each medical situation is unique and each disease has its own trajectory. Understand the risks and options available.


As a caregiver for a loved one who is seriously ill, you have needs and questions. Get support and answers here.

Grief and Bereavement

We consider grief care to be part of hospice care. Learn how to support yourself and others in times of grief.


Volunteers fill the gap between loved ones and professional caregivers. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a hospice volunteer and the positive impact they have on our patients and families.

Blog: VITAS Stories

VITAS Stories, our company blog, shares family testimonials, the stories from our volunteers, and other important events that happen at VITAS.