Hospice and Palliative Care

Comparison Checklist

hospice-palliative-care-logoAt a difficult and emotional time, you want to make sure that you understand what choices you have when you are managing a serious but treatable disease or illness (Palliative Care) and the care and support available to help with a terminal diagnosis (Hospice Care).  Once you understand these care choices, you need to start the provider evaluation process to determine who would be the best provider to meet your needs.  Our Hospice and Palliative Care Comparison Checklist will help you acquire the knowledge required and a tool you can customize to help you make the best care decisions.

Who is This Checklist For?

Those interested in making the best Palliative and or Hospice Care provider decisions


  • People faced with making one of the most difficult, yet most important decisions of their life.
  • People who need Palliative Care; whole-person care aimed at relieving symptoms of a disease or disorder, whether or not the disease can be cured. Palliative care improves the quality of life and provides pain and symptom management, support and coordinated holistic care for adults and children with and at any stage of a serious illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic, or life-threatening. Palliative care can be a component of hospice care, but it is important to know there are two types of care and you do not have to be a hospice patient to receive Palliative Care.
  • People who need Hospice care; the improvement of quality of life for people and their families who are facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice cares primary focus is to provide comfort, relieve physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering, and promote the dignity of the terminally ill.
  • Hospitals, Social Workers, Case Managers, long-term care providers, physicians, managed care organizations so they can provide to patients and caregivers.
  • Employers or Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providers to help the millions of caregivers who deal with managing care for a loved one while maintaining all of their other responsibilities.
  • Pharmacies; provide a tool to educate and manage needed care and living changes for their clients, proactively or emergent.
  • Caregivers; Family members; spouse, children, siblings or other designee who will be responsible for selecting this special type of care.

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Hospice and Palliative Care Comparison Checklist Overview

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The Palliative and Hospice Care Comparison Checklist has direct questions and suggested actions which will provide important information and guidance for the fact-based Palliative and Hospice Care decision making process.  When it’s time to compare options and make a decision, it can be risky to rely on your memory alone and possibly confuse one option or agency for another.  Additionally, using the checklist helps eliminate emotional or impulse decisions an allows for a smoother transition.  Once you or your loved one has made the Palliative or Hospice provider decision, you do not want to regret your choice.

The Palliative and Hospice Comparison Checklist is a tool that relies on the author’s experience as a caregiver.  Typically, when someone needs to choose a Palliative or Hospice Care Agency, either for themselves or a loved one, they haven’t had any past experience with this type of living or decision making, in other words, they don’t know what to expect.

It can be very emotional and overwhelming deciding to hire a Palliative Care or Hospice Care provider and especially if you don’t know the right questions to ask, have a way to organize your answers and compare your options.  Making an uneducated and/or emotional decision is risky and the stakes are high.  When embarking on this decision-making process, with all of the best intentions, you still don’t know what you don’t know!!  So instead of make a decision based on fear, hearsay or a random selection, you’ll now be able to make decisions based on facts.

  • Quality of care and services offered match your needs.
  • Spiritual and cultural needs can be supported and met.
  • Management team that leads their team to provide dignified compassionate care.
  • The right amount of well-trained and certified staff to support you or loved one to their best ability.
  • Open, complete, timely and accurate communication among and between those who provide care.
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The Palliative Care and Hospice Care Comparison Checklist was created from years of experience; those experiences were organized into a framework which allows for multiple providers to be reviewed, priorities to be set and a selection made that is best for all involved, especially the person(s) that will be receiving the care.
The Seniors Resource Hub® – Hospice and Palliative Care Comparison Checklist has direct questions and suggested actions, to compare agencies. Enabling a fact-based vs. emotional decision.

This Checklist ensures:

  • Best dignified compassionate care for yourself or loved one.
  • Services match patient and family needs.
  • Well trained certified and sufficient staff.
  • Strong palliative and hospice care history and stability.
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Why Choose This Tool?

Value Of Choosing This Comparison Checklist

  • Best care decisions based on individual needs.
  • Care providers have the right training and skills for this type of care.
  • Patients are treated where they desire or need; either in palliative care facility, their home, long term care facility, or in-patient hospice facility.
  • Physical, emotional and spiritual support for patient and family.
  • Patients wishes are fulfilled.

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We can provide paper based checklists for those who do not wish to use the electronic version. The paper based checklists are separate from the electronic versions and you will not have access to the powerful tools associated with their electronic counterparts.

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