CaringInfo's Profile: Caring Connections

Caring Connections

CaringInfo (formerly Caring Connections), a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis. Since 2004 CaringInfo has provided more than 1.3 million advance directives to individuals free of charge.

Free Resources

  • State-specific advance directives
  • Easy to read information and publications about grief and loss that organizations can use in the community free of charge. www.caringinfo.org/grief  
    • What is Grief?
    • What Does Grief Feel Like?
    • Finding Help for Yourself or a Loved One
    • Supporting Friends of Family Who Are Grieving
    • Types of Grief and Loss
    • Grieving During the Holidays

HelpLine - 800-658-8898

Knowledgeable and compassionate people to:

  • Provide a compassionate ear and answer questions on end-of-life issues;
  • Provide a variety of free consumer brochures, state-specific advance directives and contact information for community services.

Multilingual Line – 877-658-8896

Bi-lingual staff are available to assist callers with end-of-life care issues and send free materials in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese on a variety of end-of-life topics.