Death and Dying Resources

March 14, 2005 at 12:32 pm  •  Posted in Death And Dying, Resources by  •  0 Comments

Aging With Dignity
Aging with Dignity publishes Five Wishes, an easy-to-use legal document that helps adults of all ages plan for the care they want in case they become seriously ill.

Caring Connections
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.   It is a national consumer engagement to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.   Caring Connections provides a variety of free resources on end-of life issues.

Compassion & Choices
Compassion & Choices is a nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and advocacy to improve care and expand choice at the end of life.

Hospice Foundation of America
The Hospice Foundation of America exists to help those who cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA)  Funeral Service Consumer Assistance Program
The NFDA Funeral Service Program is dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions about funeral service and funeral service providers.   It also designed to help consumers understand the grieving process and address concerns about funeral service expenses.   The service also helps consumers find the information they need to celebrate a loved one’s life in the most meaningful and personal way.   The Funeral Service Help Line can be accessed by calling 800-228-6332.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.


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