TITLE

Partnership to provide resources for caregivers

PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2008, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the partnership of the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) and the AssistGuide Information Services (AGIS) to offer advice and information on end-of-life issues for caregivers. According to HFA president David Abrams, the collaboration enables HFA to reach a large audience of caregivers who are looking for answers about a variety of end-of-life issues. Meanwhile, the AGIS elder care portal showcases HFA's expertise in caregiving issues involving terminal illness.
ACCESSION #
31649115

 

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