Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert provides confidential guidance to patients, families, and healthcare and social service professionals regarding care at the end of life and bereavement. Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is not a direct service healthcare provider and does not monitor or regulate hospice providers. Information and education provided through this service does not establish a patient-client relationship.

HFA's experts have answered tens of thousands of inquiries related to:

  • Eligibility for hospice or palliative care
  • Finding local hospice providers
  • Accessing care
  • How to select a hospice provider
  • How and when to discuss end-of-life care
  • Differences between hospice and palliative care
  • Recognizing end-of-life signs and symptoms
  • Coping with grief and where to find help  

If you have a question for our experts, please fill out the form below. We will try to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. 
This form should not be used for any medical or caregiving emergency or time-sensitive need. If you are experiencing any emergency medical situation, please contact your hospice, hospital, physician, or 911.

Filing a Hospice Care Complaint
HFA does not monitor or regulate hospice providers and is unable to assist with individual hospice care complaints. Click here for information about filing a complaint.
Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is a non-profit charity that exists to benefit members of the public and clinicians who provide serious illness care, end-of-life care, and bereavement support. HFA's Ask an Expert services are available at no cost to the public through the generosity of individual donations. If you'd like to support these services and HFA's mission, please click the Donate today link on the right.

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