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Helpful Websites

Online Resources

online-resourcesExcellent educational resources are available online to help the general public and medical professionals learn more about hospice and palliative care.

Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

An excellent website for the practitioner. It references a number of research articles and analysis of issues surrounding hospice and palliative care.

Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging offers every service imaginable for seniors and their families in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties.

Center to Advance Palliative Care

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is the leading resource for palliative care program development and growth. This website offers healthcare professionals access to essential palliative care tools, education, resources and training.

Dying Well - Ira Byock, M.D.

Ira Byock, M.D., is a national authority on quality of life in end-of-life care and hospice. This website offers evidence-based research studies and a host of resources for physicians. It also has an annotated list of related websites.

Growth House

This website is the most informative search site for ALL things hospice, end-of-life care and palliative care. It offers high quality educational materials, disease specific guide resources, downloadable podcasts and is a blogging portal for some of the nation’s leading end-of-life specialists.

Lory's Place

A community bereavement center that provides peer support group services for grieving children and their families, school outreach and community education in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana.

The organization's mission is to spread awareness and provide information to individuals who might have experienced Asbestos exposure, which leads to the deadly cancer of Mesothelioma.  The primary victims of Asbestos exposure and Mesothelioma include veterans, emergency personnel, mechanics, and even homeowners.  By providing a live chat option, Q&A sessions, survivor blog posts, and an annual $10,000 scholarship, the website strives to have an impact on the community.

Mesothelioma Center has a help center that is available 24-7 to answer calls about asbestos exposure, mesothelioma cancer, veterans’ benefits and a variety of other topics. This site is primarily concerned with spreading awareness to the public about the dangers of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cancer.

Mesothelioma Group

The Mesothelioma Group supports the National Alliance for Caregiving and the American Cancer Society.  They are a new organization reaching out to provide up-to-date support to mesothelioma patients and their caregivers.  Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, only affecting 2,000 to 3,000 patients a year.  Their goal is to see that any individual diagnosed with cancer deserves to have the best information and support available.

Mesothelioma Guide

The Mesothelioma Guide provides up-to-date support to mesothelioma patients and family members.   Their mission is to guide asbestos-related cancer patients to better health care options and to find a cure.

For mesothelioma patients and loved ones, we provide free resources, education, support and hope.

Palliative Doctors

This website is written by physicians who specialize in palliative medicine. In easy-to-understand language they talk with patients and caregivers about the type of care available to alleviate or minimize pain and suffering due to serious or life-limiting illnesses, diseases and injuries.

This free, online palliative care dictionary website is sponsored by the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care.

United Way of Southwest Michigan

This website introduces you to United Way organizations in Southwest Michigan. Its first call for help, Dial 2-1-1, gives information and access to most human services available in the region.

Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan

The Volunteer Center and its website have a list of volunteer opportunities as well as tools for the volunteer. It is a valuable resource for novice and experienced volunteers in our communities.

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