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Hospice Foundation of America

Hospice Foundation of America is recommended for information about end-of-life care, caregiving, and grief support. Most of the information relates to hospice, grief, healthcare proxies, advance directives, and related issues.

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Review Date: 7/2/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

Content is easily accessible from the main navigation bar and categorized well. Most materials are text-based with the occasional video or quiz. Users should note that many of the site's educational tools, like the webinars, are not available for free. The site's search bar is faint and can easily be missed. Further, search results can't be sorted, diminishing the site's usability.

Visual Design

A number of the website's topics are introduced by people-centered images. The website features a professional design, and the color scheme directs users to the most important site functions. This website doesn't have the most engaging design, but it accomplishes the job and establishes trust from the homepage.

Quality

Visitors can find a good deal of information related to hospice care here. Materials include articles, online courses, a bookstore, and "Ask the Expert" Q&A. Although the website provides a high quality overview of concepts and issues related to hospice care, none of the content is referenced.

Credibility

The website is sponsored by the highly credible Hospice Foundation of America. Unfortunately the website doesn't do much to build up its credibility in a transparent manner. Articles here feature neither dates of publication nor review. Content authors are rarely cited. The site's "Ask an Expert" service, on the other hand, does include the names and credentials of the site's experts.

Pros

  1. Looks at caregiving and hospice from the perspective of patients, caregivers, and health professionals
  2. Provides clear step-by-step process on how to choose and access hospice care
  3. Users can submit "Ask an Expert" questions related to hospice and receive personalized answers
  4. Well-written and concise articles about all social aspects related to hospice care

Cons

  1. Hospice directory is too broad and fails to identify services at the town/county level
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Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Hospice Foundation of America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by contributions from individuals and corporations, bequests, grants from foundations, gifts from associations, civic and fraternal groups, and program-related income

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Videos, newsletters, support groups, expert Q&A, webinars, patient and survivor stories, online bookstore

Languages: English

Contact: atucci@hospicefoundation.org

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