Palliative Care Directory - Hospice Care - Grief Counseling in Western PA
Welcome to CompassionateCareforAll.org.
This website is for anyone in Southwestern Pennsylvania who has a serious, life-threatening illness, or who cares for someone who is seriously ill. It is a guide to resources that are available right now and close to home, that can help people live as fully and as actively as their illness permits, help ease the burden on family caregivers and friends, and help make the unavoidable difficulties and sadness of life-threatening illness less lonely and easier to bear.
This site is a guide to the help you need in facing the physical symptoms of illness such as pain, breathing problems, or tiredness, as well as with psychological, emotional, financial, and spiritual concerns. There are also services and agencies to help with the practical matters of everyday life—shopping, cleaning, getting to doctor and hospital appointments, taking out the trash—that can be much harder to manage when you are sick or caring for someone else 24/7.
The site is organized in two ways: by type of service and by geographic area. Each listing of agencies and programs that provide a type of service is introduced by a short description, prepared by an expert in that type of service who lives and works in Southwestern Pennsylvania, that can help you determine whether that particular type of service might be helpful to you. The site allows you to search the listings by county in Southwestern Pennsylvania, to find service providers that are closest to you.
In addition to local resources, we have included links to the websites of many national organizations. These national sites provide a wealth of additional information that you can use to decide what help you may need, and will suggest questions you can ask of your local providers to make sure that the help they offer is right for you.
Serious illness, death, and bereavement are among the greatest challenges any of us will ever face. The goal of this site—and of all the agencies and services listed here—is to help you, your family, and friends continue to live your lives to the fullest, with hope, strength, and comfort, in the midst of all of these challenges.
This online resource has been made possible through the generous support of Southwestern Pennsylvania community member and business leader Laura Huch Kerckhoff.
The photographs on the right side of this page are courtsey of Craig Toocheck