Enhancing Community-Based Options for End of Life Care was funded by the Retirement Research Foundation to bridge the gap between adult day services and hospice and palliative care — two vital community based services. This initiative helps adult day services personnel and hospice and palliative care personnel across the country better understand each others’ roles and integrate — from a clinical and programmatic standpoint — to better care for people at the end of their lives.
The leadership, training, policy recommendations, tools and materials developed through this initiative pave the way for capacity building and collaboration among adult day and hospice organizations, allowing adult day service providers to offer more comprehensive services for people with life limiting illnesses and their families — promoting dignity and choice for millions of families across the country.
The Enhancing Community Based Options for End of Life Care materials can be ordered through the National Adult Day Services Association online store.
For more information about this program, please contact Easterseals' Adult and Senior Services program director at 800-221-6827.