Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together

For Health Care Providers


The decision to transition to hospice or palliative care can bring significant changes for the patient, the family, and for you, the family caregiver.  Designed for family caregivers, this guide answers questions of:

  • what is hospice?
  • what is palliative care?
  • who pays for these services?
  • where can the patient receive them?
  • what happens when hospice starts?
  • what if the patient and family don't want hospice?
  • what happens if hospice stops?
  • how will hospice affect the family caregiver?

Hospice and Palliative Care

To learn how advance care planning with family caregivers was done by health care providers in Transitions in care-Quality Improvement Collaborative (TC-QuIC), see page 27 of the report.

Site MapContactHomeTerms of Use
© 2015 United Hospital Fund