Online Courses


For Professional Caregivers

Cultivating Compassionate Presence

8-week online course

Cultivating Mindfulness and Awareness in End-of-Life Care

8-week online course

Both courses are part of Authentic Presence, a certificate in contemplative end-of-life care.

For Family Caregivers

Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others

8-week online course

End of Life



International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

A global nonprofit, dedicated to promoting palliative care around the world. The website has a tool to translate into multiple languages. The association publishes a free monthly newsletter online that addresses the challenges with getting access to palliative care in various countries.


European Association for Palliative Care

Website includes directories of hospice and palliative-care programs from many countries, as well as some documents in multiple languages.


Caring Connections

Sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care organization. It offers information on advance-care planning, caregiving, bereavement, and hospice services.

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative with a goal to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected.

Hospice Foundation of America

Provides resources to locate hospice care and information on caregiver support.

Hospice Net

Provides information about hospice for patients and caregivers.


Medline is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.

Palliative Care Doctors

The patient site of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)




Caring Bridge

Helps you to stay connected with loved ones during times of serious illness or crisis. You create a personalized website that shares news and allows people to post messages of support.

Lotsa Helping Hands

Helps you to organize a community with a versatile calendar function so people can sign up to offer help.




The National Institute on Aging

End-of-life care describes support and medical care given during the time surrounding death

Alzheimer's Association


Information and support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and offers care navigator tools.

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.

Community Resource Finder

Easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, community programs and services.

Family Caregiver Alliance


Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.

National Alliance for Caregiving

A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.

The National Clearinghouse for Long-term Care Information

Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.

Veterans Administration


Provides support for spousal caregivers.

AARP Family Caregiving

Find free care guides, legal checklists, care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers.


The government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Caregiver Action Network

Formerly known as the  National Family Caregivers Association, it provides information and education for family caregivers, including a volunteer support network in over 40 states.

Eldercare Locator


Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.



Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what's new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.

National Institute on Aging Information Center


Research leader on aging issues; information on common age-related health problems.

Social Security Administration


Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.




Compassionate Friends

Offers bereavement support to families who have experienced the death of a child.


Helps children deal with grief due to death, divorce, or separation. Offers programs nationwide.



Online support, including discussion groups and other resources for people dealing with grief and loss.