Hospice 101


You are not alone. 

Many people have heard about hospice, but know very little about it. 

  1. Maybe you have experienced the loss of a loved one... or know someone who has a terminal diagnosis and would like to have a better understanding of what they are experiencing and how you can be a better companion on the journey.

  2. Maybe you have a terminal diagnosis or life limiting illness and want to better understand the hospice philosophy of care. 

  3. Maybe you are a family caregiver and want to be better prepared to meet the needs of your loved one and/or know more about the services hospice organizations provide.

  4. Maybe you’d like to know more about hospice because you are interested in serving as a hospice volunteer.

  5. Maybe you are simply curious about hospice and palliative care.

Interested in knowing more about the hospice philosophy of care?

We can help.

While our learning materials are directed toward preparing persons to serve as hospice volunteers, the information is applicable for anyone wishing to learn more about hospice and palliative care. 

Our materials are NOT about providing medical care.  They focus on the support that friends, family and volunteers can bring, as well as explaining hospice and the services it provides.

If you’d like to learn more, we invite you to purchase a KEY to our On-Line Training Portal, where you can access 16 topics, and close to 6 hours of information used for training hospice volunteers.

By going through our On-Line Training, you will better understand what hospice care is all about as well as information on providing support to a friend or loved one. 

This training on its own will not qualify you to volunteer with your local hospice organization.  Each hospice has their own training process in place and all new volunteers must comply with those training processes.  Many hospices use our training materials, but even so, you will need to comply with your local hospice’s standards for training, criminal background checks, etc.

The advantage of accessing our training is to have a better sense of whether volunteering with hospice is right for you.

Resources that may interest you:

  1. On-Line Training Portal - 16 segments - 5.5 hours of informational content - 30 Day Access to the Training Portal

  2. Full Text Training Manual - Hard copy of the information contained in the training segments on DVD & On-Line

  3. DVD Set - DVD’s containing 16 segments - 5.5 hours of informational content (same content as the On-Line Portal)

$12 - 30 day access KEY

$50 - 1 Manual

$175 - One DVD Set

Shipping FED EX ground- $6

Please visit other pages in this website to learn more about our SYSTEM of materials related to hospice and non-medical methods for supporting the needs of persons experiencing life limiting illness or a terminal diagnosis.

You may view samples of our learning segments on the SAMPLE VIDEO page.

Because we primarily work with hospice organizations and purchase orders, we do not have a shopping cart.  However, we do accept credit card payment.

Please call, e-mail or fax your request to purchase any of our training materials.