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November 2, 2018

Heart of the Journey:

Meeting Everyday Challenges in

Hospice Volunteering

This is designed for Hospice Volunteers, to educate and sharpen the skills needed to meet everyday challenges faced by all hospice volunteers.

Make plans now to join VAHPC at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Williamsburg for the day long    educational program! 

For more information or to Register

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Each week the Hospice & Homecare network offers webinars that offer fresh, new and informative programs.

To access the  full schedule or register for a program, please use this link.



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a 20-pc. set for $45!



Whenever you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care. When you shop for Mom this year, go to, log on to the site using this link. By using this portal, Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price to VAHPC. The more it's used, the more support VAHPC receives, so please bookmark the link and use it often!

Welcome to Virginia Association for Hospices & Palliative Care (VAHPC)

The Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care advocates for quality care for all persons with life limiting illnesses. 
VAHPC  promotes hospice and palliative care education and ethical practices, and serves as a  united voice and resource for its members.
Our primary responsibility is to the citizens of the Commonwealth. We hope that you will find this site useful and that you will return frequently  for information and support when facing the challenges of a life-limiting disease.





2018 Hospice Summit

was a Great Success despite

Hurricane Florence

The highlight of the day was a visit by Governor Ralph Northam who gave us up to the minute news on Virginia’s efforts to deal with the approaching storm.

Governor Northam reminisced about his experiences as a hospice medical director and indicated that he would resume this work once his term as governor is completed.



Palliative Care

The Virginia Department of Health, VDH, has created a palliative care informational website which includes information on the following:

  • delivery of palliative care in the home and in primary, secondary and tertiary environments;
  • best practices for the delivery of palliative care;
  • consumer education materials and referral information for palliative care and
  • continuing education opportunities for health care providers.

  Click here for palliative care information.


Risk Evaluation

& Mitigation Toolkit (REM)

This toolkit takes a proactive "partnering" approach to opioid safety and assumes that patients and families want to assure that medications are used safely.

The purpose of this toolkit is to help those who work with hospice patients and their family members address the issue of substance abuse and diversion.


your copy today

by using this link




The Hospice Support Fund, based in Nashville, and using a mail processing center in Merrifield VA, has been soliciting by mail in several areas of Virginia requesting donations to "bring end-of-life hospice care to all Americans".  This organization is not affiliated with the Virginia Association for Hospices & Palliative Care nor is it associated with any licensed hospice in Virginia. 

As far as we can determine, no hospice nor hospice patient has benefited from this organization.

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 Introducing an original virtual Butterfly Memorial Garden. Every subscribing organization can obtain their own virtual Garden space, on their website, for their community.


 The beauty of this platform is that it is multi dimensional;

it provides a deeply personal sanctuary for family members.  


Every Garden is personalized, allowing individuals the opportunity to create their

own special butterfly and tribute—butterflies can be shared by social media or email, inviting others to come together

and find comfort in watching the Garden grow.



Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus


To better understand the CCC Plus, please click on the title to review an Intro to Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus.

Additional information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for CCC, which is accessible here.


Market Reports

Latest Medicare Data

We are excited to be able to provide an important tool for your strategic planning using the most recent Medicare data available (2010). Market Reports that will give your hospice organization access to detailed, county-level hospice data as an invaluable tool to compare your program with others in your service area at a discounted price for VAHPC members.

Email for more details or click here for order form(2013).

Maps indicating Medicare Hospice penetration by Congressional District are available free of charge for VAHPC Provider Members. Request yours by emailing your congressional district number to










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