Hospice Patients Alliance: Consumer Advocacy


The Hospice Patients Alliance has helped thousands of patients and families since its founding in 1998. The Hospice Patients Alliance offers free assistance to patients and families from all over the USA. We work with hundreds of other advocacy organizations to protect and empower the patients and their families who are facing an end of life situation as well as staff who work in the end-of-life care setting. Thousands of patients and families visit our website each week.

Hospice Patients Alliance is a public charity recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service. The IRS assigned permanent status as a 501(c)(3) organization after an initial advance ruling period from 1998 through 2002. See IRS official determination letter. Your donations to Hospice Patients Alliance are deductible to the full extent permitted by U.S. IRS tax regulations.

There are many ways of helping to improve hospice care throughout the U.S. By supporting the work done by Hospice Patients Alliance you can help improve hospice services. Donating helps patients and families throughout the U.S. receive better hospice care. Another way to help is to tell others about our website and book by speaking with them about us, or e-mailing your friends and family members and telling them about our work and website. If you have a website, place a link to our site to let others know about us. This also increases the ability of others to find us through search engines. Letting your local newspaper know about your hospice experience (if this is something you feel "ok" about doing) and how Hospice Patients Alliance helped you is another way of supporting our mission.

Your Donations are Tax-Deductible
To the Fullest Extent Permitted By Law

Hospice Patients Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please help improve hospice care by donating online

or send a check by mail to us at:
Hospice Patients Alliance
4680 Shank Street,
Rockford, MI 49341.

You can also help Hospice Patients Alliance by naming Hospice Patients Alliance as the beneficiary of a small life insurance policy or annuity. Our federal tax ID number is: 38-3431763.

Asking relatives and the public to donate to Hospice Patients Alliance at the time of death, in lieu of flowers, is an excellent way to assist us in our efforts to improve end-of-life care for all.

Hospice Patients Alliance is supported by donations from the general public. Because we accept donations only from the public ... individuals like you, we can maintain an independent voice in hospice, providing the consumer advocacy information nationwide that you need to protect your loved one. We do not accept any money from hospices, hospice organizations, hospice lobbying groups and/or hospice related foundations (which might try to influence us).

Importance of Maintaining our Independent Voice

The importance of maintaining our independence is easily understood when you learn that we regularly get phonecalls and emails from various hospice representatives or organizations trying to get us to stop what we're doing or "tone down" the information we provide...these self-appointed "would-be" editors tell us that "it's not so bad." We tell them that if they listened to even one percent of the calls we get, they'd think very differently! Those of us who have had serious problems getting good hospice care know how devastating it can be!

For these reasons, our Board of Directors is made up of individuals who cannot currently be hospice employees, agents or representatives of any hospice or hospice lobbying group. All have had experience with hospice, either as hospice staff, as members of the public who had family members in hospice care, or who are pro-life patient advocates. We are grateful for any donations you choose to make!

Small or large, your donation will help us continue to provide our services to others like you who need help getting the information or care that their loved one deserves!

Our services include free online information about all aspects of hospice, free e-mail consultations to patients, families, caregivers and staff needing answers to questions about hospice care or help with problem resolution, and The Hospice Patients Alliance Family Guide to Hospice Care.

Our secure online provider for donations processing (PayPal.com) accepts major credit cards and PayPal.

You may telephone us at 616-866-9127 if you have any questions.

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