National Hospice Association Resources

This list is provided for information purposes only. We are not recommending any specific group or agency. Scroll over links to activate them.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO): www.nhpco.org

Caring Connections (NHPCO): www.caringinfo.org

Palliative Doctors: www.palliativedoctors.org

Hospice Foundation of America: www.hospicefoundation.org

National Hospice Foundation: www.nationalhospicefoundation.org

Grief Support Resources

For support along your grief journey. This is a partial list of available support online. Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan does not endorse any specific internet sites and encourages using caution when disclosing personal information.

AARP: www.aarp.org/griefprograms

The Dougy Center: www.dougy.org (for adults and kids)

Griefwords Library: https://shelly-parkhurst-aua3.squarespace.com/config#/pages|/griefwords

Hello Grief: www.hellogrief.org

Michigan Network for Grieving Children: www.kidsgrief.org

Willow Green: www.willowgreen.com

Caregiver Resources

Alzheimer's Association
Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
www.alzmigreatlakes.org
Support for caregivers and families.

Area Agency on Aging, IIIA
Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services
www.kalcounty.com/aaa/index.htm
Community planning and administration of state and federal funds; referrals to community resources for those caring for an elder.

Care-A-Van
City of Kalamazoo Transportation Department
www.kmetro.com
Handicap accessible transportation for Kalamazoo residents.

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
Assists in locating local support resources for older Americans anyplace in the United States.

Kalamazoo Department of Human Services
www.michigan.gov/dhs
Determine eligibility for Medicaid, food stamps for Kalamazoo County residents.

Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors
www.elderlawofmi.org
Toll Free: (800) 347-5297
Toll Free: (800) 347-5997 Pension Rights

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
www.michigan.gov/miseniors/0,1607,7-234-43230_46224---,00.html
3299 Gull Road, P.O. Box 42, Nazareth, MI 49074
Tel: (269) 373-5157
Fax: (269) 373-5185
Advocates on behalf of nursing home residents.

Medicare Social Security Administration
www.medicare.gov
Social Security: Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
Medicare Helpline: Toll Free: (800) 633-4227

Senior Services, Inc. 
www.seniorservices1.org
Assist in locating services and resources for the care of adults 60 and older. 

Home Care
Assistance with personal care, light housekeeping and respite care for Kalamazoo county residents, 60 and older.

Meals on Wheels
Home-delivered meals to homebound seniors unable to prepare their own meals.

Senior Services, Inc. 
Caregiver Resource Center
Tel: (269) 978-0085 / Toll Free: (800) 711-2113
Informational materials, referrals to community programs and services for those caring for an elder.
www.seniorservices1.org

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov