Advance Care Planning (ACP) can be difficult emotionally and psychologically for yourself or your loved one without already having to worry about where to start. To assist you during this time, we have provided links to important resources that we hope meet all your needs and answers all your questions. For any additional assistance please contact us.
This link leads to the website "Caring Connections," a site of the NHPCO. This site also has important information about Advance Care Planning and has links to Advance Care Directives of all 50 states.
Five Wishes is used in all 50 states and in countries around the world. It meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in 42 states. In the other eight states your completed Five Wishes can be attached to your state’s required form. Five Wishes can be used in any part of the world as a helpful guide and documentation of your wishes.
First published in 1990, Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness is now in its Fifth Edition (2009), with over 2,500,000 copies sold, and it is being used in more than 5,000 hospitals, nursing homes, faith communities and hospice programs nationwide. This booklet has provided patients and families, facing difficult decisions, an invaluable resource that is informative and easy to read.
At Lotsa Helping Hands, Help is our middle name. We connect people through the power of community-whether you need help or you want to provide help. You may be caring for an ill loved one, an aging parent, a child with special needs or a veteran. You may want to volunteer to help a friend or others in your neighborhood. However you define help-this is your home.
HeartLight referral service helps you find a home for your loved one. This is a Free Service and can help locate a home in assisted and independent living, dementia care, board and care homes, nursing homes, SSI communities, Medi-Cal communities and Medicare communities.
The biggest fear of watching someone die is fear of the unknown; not knowing what dying will be like or when death will actually occur. The booklet "Gone From My Sight" explains in a simple, gentle yet direct manner the process of dying from disease.
This site is a directory for local hospices and can be found by entering city and state.