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Directory of Agencies and Organizations

While this list represents a comprehensive guide to organizations that address the clinical care needs of older people, it is not a resource of all social service agencies and organizations assisting older citizens. Through these links users may gain access to other sites that are not a part of Sunshine Healthcare Solutions which assumes no responsibility for any material that may be accessed through any such link.

Hospice of Health First provides services wherever your loved one feels most comfortable, whether it’s at home, in a medical facility such as a nursing home, or in one of our inpatient units

Americans for Better Care of the Dying aims to improve end-of-life care by learning which social and political changes will lead to enduring, efficient, and effective programs.

The Palliative Care Policy Center offers expert support to hospitals, nursing homes, health systems, hospices, and other organizations that serve individuals nearing the end of life. PCPC aims to help people make breakthrough changes happen in areas that matter to patients and families.

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization, improves care and expands choice at the end of life. They support, educate and advocate.

GriefNet offers support for individuals that have suffered loss through services such as e-mail support groups as well as other resources.

The Hospice Association of America is a national organization representing thousands of hospices, caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.

The Hospice Education Institute serves a wide range of individuals and organizations interested in improving and expanding hospice and palliative care throughout the United States and around the world.  The Institute works to inform, to educate, and to support . . .people seeking or providing care for the dying and the bereaved, or themselves coping with far advanced illness, or with loss.

Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.

Last Acts was a national coalition of organizations engaged in an unprecedented education campaign to improve care for people who are dying and their families from late 1990s through 2004. Last Acts served as a clearinghouse for sharing information and ideas at the national, state and local levels. Last Acts provided a forum for discussion, collaboration and broad dissemination of new information. Much of this info is still available via this site and related links.

The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on the model Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.

Mission: To lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.

Vision: A world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.

VITAS has its roots in Florida, where in 1978 a Methodist minister and a registered nurse began talking about how people were being treated at the end of life. Today VITAS has hospice programs from Jacksonville at the Georgia border to Tavernier at the gateway to the Florida Keys.

Hospice of St. Francis is, today, Brevard’s longest-serving and only independent not-for-profit hospice. We are deeply grateful for the confidence Brevard residents have shown in us since 1977.

Kindred Hospital Melbourne is a 60-bed freestanding hospital offering the same in depth care you would receive in a traditional hospital, but for an extended recovery period. We partner with your physician and offer 24-hour clinical care seven days a week so you can start your journey to wellness. Located off of NASA Boulevard on the outskirts of downtown Melbourne, we are less than two miles from the shores of the Indian River and plenty of shops and restaurants.

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) is a not-for-profit, IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization representing Florida’s hospice programs. Established in 1982, FHPCA was formed to be a unified voice for hospice programs in Florida.

Catholic Charities USA is the national office for over 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide. Catholic Charities USA provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.

Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation’s nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation’s growing elderly population.

The goal of the Department of Veteran Affairs is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans’ benefits and customer satisfaction. The DVA’s employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation’s veterans deserve no less.

We are the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.

Mays Mission for the Handicapped has been provides opportunities to people with disabilities in areas of employment opportunities, scholarships, camperships, emergency monetary assistance an goodwill.

The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization with the mission of improving the lives of older Americans.

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