NEBRASKA HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIATION
About The Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association
The Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association is a statewide partnership to improve the quality of life for all Nebraskans who have chronic conditions or are near the end of life and to support the various communities who care for them. Hospice provides care for all ages and includes a team of professionals to provide support: a doctor, nurse, social worker, chaplain (if desired), other specialists as needed and volunteers.
Programs & Services Offered
- Provides care and support for people who are terminally ill.
- Several workshops, classes and webinars provided throughout the year to end-of-life professionals and caregivers
- Information and resources available to hospice providers and caregivers
- Annual conference includes educational programs and a trade show; six scholarships are provided.
- The We Honor Veterans campaign is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying veterans
- Advocacy and outreach
- Referrals for hospice providers across the state with the “Find a Hospice” tool on nehospice.org
- Speakers Bureau
- Lending library
Did You Know?
- Every year, more than 8,000 people receive hospice services in Nebraska.
- According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ most recent (2014) Medicare claims data, in Nebraska:
- 25% of hospice admissions are related to cancer
- 23% of hospice admissions are related to dementia
- 19% of hospice admissions are related to circulatory ailments/heart disease
You Can Help
- $10 provides a hospice agency with 100 Palliative Scale worksheets to help Nebraska families determine if their loved ones are ready for hospice care.
- $25 puts packets on end-of-life care in the waiting rooms of five family practice physicians.
- $50 gives all Nebraska legislators a copy of the Nebraska End-of-Life Survey Report.
- $170 provides a scholarship for a hospice professional to attend the “Living a Good Life…at the End of Life” Conference.
- $250 covers expenses related to airing hospice public service announcements on television stations across the state.
- $1,500 brings experts to an in-house workshop to train hospice professionals on managing symptoms of hospice patients.
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