The mission of LMHPCO is to improve the quality of hospice & palliative care in Louisiana & Mississippi.


Download National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization ( Brochures:

NHPCO Consumers Guide to Selecting a Hospice (544k PDF)

NHPCO Consumers Guide to the Medicare Hospice Benefit (468k PDF)

NHPCO Consumers Guide to Communicating End-of-Life Wishes (596k PDF)

Caregiver Microsoft® Word TemplateCaregiver Notes – Microsoft® Word Template (80k Word Doc)



VA Burial Benefit


Organizations Like Ours
• Alabama Hospice Organization, The |
• Alaska Home Care & Hospice Association |
• Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Association |
• Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas |
• California Hospice and Palliative Care Association |
• Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice |
• Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Delaware |
• Florida Hospices and Palliative Care, Inc. |
• Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• Kokua Mau – Hawaii Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• Idaho End-of-Life Coalition |
* Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (IL-HPCO) |
• Indiana Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Inc. |
• Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa |
• Kansas Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, The |
• Maine Hospice Council |
• Hospice & Palliative Network of Maryland |
• Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts |
• Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care |
• Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association |
• MHA…An Association of Montana Health Care Providers |
• Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association |
• Nevada–California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (covers Nevada) |
• New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• North Carolina-The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care |
• Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State |
• North Dakota Hospice Organization |
• Ohio–Midwest Care Alliance |
• Oklahoma Hospice & Palliative Care Association |
• Oregon Hospice Association |
• Pennsylvania Hospice Network |
• Puerto Rico Home Health and Hospice State Association
• South Carolina-The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care |
• South Dakota Hospice Organization |
• Tennessee Hospice Organization |
• Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization |
• Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont |
• Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care, The |
• Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization |
• Hospice Council of West Virginia |
• Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin, The (HOPE) |
• Wyoming Hospice Organization |

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ALS Association – Louisiana Chapter seeks to discover the cause and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) through dedicated research while providing patient support, information/education for health care professionals and the general public, and advocacy for ALS research and health care concerns.

Alzheimer’s Association – Mississippi Chapter , working to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers throughout Mississippi .

Hospice Foundation of America – this non-profit provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the American health care system and the role of hospice within it.

International Association of Hospice & Palliative Care – from M.D. Anderson, this group’s goal is to increase the availability and access to high quality hospice and palliative care for patients and families throughout the world by promoting communication, facilitating and providing education, and providing resources.

Health Journeys – healing resources for mind, body & spirit; committed to catalyzing wider and smarter use of high quality guided imagery and meditation tools in the workplace, at hospital, clinical and recreational settings, and at home.

Journey of Hearts – a non-profit group that combines elements of medicine, psychiatry, poetry, prose and images to provide resources and support to those who have experienced loss, be it acute or long-standing.

The HIV Resource Group – excellent resources from a Houston group whose mission is to maximize all possible medical, psychosocial and educational resources to help persons affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

LaPOST – Approved by the Louisiana legislature during the 2010 legislative session as ACT 954, the LaPOST document is a means by which a person may communicate his/her wishes concerning life-sustaining treatment with a physician’s order.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – excellent support and resources, disease and treatment information, and scientific progress reports.

Medicare Rights Center – the “guide throught the Medicare maze” is a national, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that helps ensure that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care.

ElderCare Online – is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones, providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help improve quality of life for caregivers and elders.

Cancer Source – some of the most complete and current cancer information, plus community contacts and loads of resources.

The National Partners for Cancer Survivorship – the oldest survivor-led advocacy organization working on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families, advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans.

National Family Caregivers Association – a grass roots organization created to educate, support, and empower the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones.

Death & Dying – great collection of resources for those seeking comfort, support, and education before and during the grieving process; active community as well.

Growth House – non-profit group dedicated to improving the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.



Disabled Renters’ Housing Rights


The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities


Disability Rights in Housing


Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities


Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs


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Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs


How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability


Depression and Disability: A Practical Guide


The Slippery Slope of Pain Management: The Guide to Preventing Addiction for People with Chronic Pain


How to Stay Physically Active: Aging Well with a Physical Disability


Top Tips for Getting Fit if You’re Disabled





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