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Seriously ill and ready to consider hospice? Caring for a loved one who needs hospice support? Grieving a loss and need help dealing with the pain?

Community and Family Resources from Hospice of the Piedmont Can Help.​

An important part of being the oldest and most experienced hospice is sharing information. Hospice of the Piedmont, the only community-based, nonprofit hospice in the region, since 1980, is dedicated to sharing the journey. Our job is to provide compassionate comfort care to terminally ill patients and grief support to their loved ones, making the end-of-life process as gentle and stress-free as possible. We believe these handy resources, articles, and websites we’ve compiled through our decades of service can help.

A vital part of the services we provide is our Grief Intervention Support Team (GIST), which provides bereavement and trauma services at no charge to schools, workplaces, and organizations after a loss or disaster. GIST meets the need of providing safety, stability, and connection with professional bereavement counselors, specially-trained volunteers, certified art therapists, caring social workers, gifted chaplains, and dedicated Hospice of the Piedmont grief team members. To learn more about GIST, call 1-800-975-5501 or 434-817-6900, email, or click to see our flyer.

Click below for online resources for caregivers and those seeking to understand and create their own advance directives.

Community Organizations in our 12-County Service Region

These informative and helpful links will take you away from our website. Hospice of the Piedmont cannot control or verify the accuracy of the information provided by these organizations.

Founded in 1975, Central Virginia’s leading provider of information and services for seniors.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit community center that involves, enriches, and empowers seniors in our community. Membership is open to anyone age 50 and over.

National Organizations

Assisting over 60,000 families across the nation per month in finding senior housing and care options. Senior Living Guides are state-based resources with access to businesses and organizations that provide services to seniors and their families.

Exists to help family caregivers make informed decisions, saving time and money, while feeling less alone. They offer expert guidance and senior living & care options.

A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.

Is a public education initiative sponsored by Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter to encourage people to identify and communicate their health care choices.

Helps those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

Helps you get the care you want – when you need it. The Five Wishes document goes beyond a living will and helps you express to family and physicians how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.

Educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

Allows users to obtain free translations of both text and web pages.

Provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends.

Helps users locate senior housing and communities all around Virginia with sorting options including distance, ratings, and different accommodations. Each listing includes user reviews and photos.

an organization dedicated to providing senior living assistance to the elderly. At Senior Guidance, our mission is to help senior citizens during their most difficult times. Senior Guidance provides numerous helpful resources and articles on senior living, aging, dementia, senior care, caregiving, and more.

For Healthcare Professionals

The largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States, is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care.

Is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is also open to nurses and other healthcare providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions.

Is the nation’s largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing care.

Is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.

Helps users locate senior housing and communities all around Virginia with sorting options including distance, ratings, and different accommodations. Each listing includes user reviews and photos.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, the last thing on your mind should be financial strain. Fortunately, there may be resources available for you. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits for people in need, as well as their eligible dependents. Click here to learn more.

Helps users locate senior housing and communities all around Virginia with sorting options including distance, ratings, and different accommodations. Each listing includes user reviews and photos.

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