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Helpful Links & Resources

Access to reliable information and support is essential when navigating palliative care and hospice care. We've curated a list of resources to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with the challenges of these services. Whether you're looking for information on financial assistance, caregiver support, or end-of-life planning, Heartlinks is here to help you in your journey.

General Education Books & Resources

In your journey through hospice and palliative care, knowledge is not just power—it's comfort, understanding, and compassion. We've curated a selection of insightful books and resources that delve into various aspects of hospice and palliative care, offering guidance, inspiration, and valuable insights for patients, families, and caregivers alike.

Advance Directives

Completing your advance directives before a crisis occurs can help ensure that your end-of-life wishes are known to your healthcare provider, family, and friends.

"Five Wishes" is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language that lets anyone 18 or older plan how they want to be cared for and who they want to speak for them in case they become seriously ill.

Five Wishes helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it speaks to all a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also helps structure discussions with your family and physician.

Up to 10 hard-copy documents may be requested for pick up or mailed to you by calling 509-837-1676. If you require additional documents, you can purchase them online here

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Grief Resources

Access to reliable information and support is essential when navigating palliative care and hospice care. We've curated a list of resources to help you and your loved ones better understand and cope with the challenges of these services. Whether you're looking for information on financial assistance, caregiver support, or end-of-life planning, Heartlinks is here to help you in your journey.

Upcoming Grief Support Events

Grief Walk at the Richland Community Center

Richland Community Center
Richland

Grief Support Group in Prosser

Prosser Community Center
Prosser

2nd Annual Yoga & Wellness Festival – A Benefit for Heartlinks

WIT Cellars
Prosser

Grief Support Group in Sunnyside

Sunnyside Senior Citizen Center
Sunnyside

Grief Support Group in Tri-Cities

Bonaventure
Richland

Grief Support Group in Prosser

Prosser Community Center
Prosser

Free Grief Education Booklets

These short books may help you through your grief journey and are available for free upon request when you fill out the following form. You may receive one copy of each of the following books.

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Blooming Hearts Grief Support Kit

Request a bag of items from Heartlinks to help a young person walk through grief. They include a journal, activity book, craft supplies, snacks and tissues. Support kits must be picked up at one of our offices in Richland, Grandview or Yakima unless otherwise arranged. If you need more than four kits, contact our office at (509) 837-1676.

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For Parents and Caregivers of Children with Serious Illness

Caring for a child with a serious illness brings unique challenges and emotions. This collection of resources is tailored to support parents and caregivers through this difficult journey, offering insights, practical advice, and emotional guidance.

Is your child grieving the loss of a loved one? Request a bag of items from Heartlinks to help a young person walk through grief.

Continuing Education Presentations for Healthcare Providers

Heartlinks cares deeply for and respects caregivers, both professionals and lay people. We are dedicated to making sure our community is trained and able to provide the compassionate care it deserves.

The staff at Heartlinks can customize a presentation to meet your unique needs. All courses meet the requirements for continuing education as set forth by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Please contact us at (509) 837-1676 to schedule training for your staff at your location or ours.

  • What is Hospice Care?

  • What is Palliative Care?

  • The Difference Between Hospice Care and Palliative Care

  • End-of-Life Education and the Dying Process

  • Care Coordination

  • Pain Control and Symptom Management

  • The 9 Kinds of Pain

  • Dementia

  • Non-Verbal Cues

  • Skin & Wound Care

  • Caregiver Wellness

  • Loss, Grief and Bereavement

  • Grief During the Holidays

  • Hospice Medicare Benefit

  • Volunteer Opportunities