Advance Care Planning & Directives and Hospice & Palliative Care

Resources for advance directives and other end-of-life planning tools, including funeral planning.

Information for Life Kit
The Information for Life kit is a tool that allows members to put together a comprehensive compilation of their personal, legal, medical and financial information all in one place. This kit is a specially designed product from Society of Certified Senior Advisors.  Click Here to order.


Aging With Dignity
Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life.


American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Consumer's tool kit for health care advance planning.


CaringInfo
The CaringInfo Web site was created by The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to provide free, easy-to-understand resources on a variety of issues, including information on care and end-of-life issues.


Compassion & Choices
Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization, improves care and expands choice at the end of life. The organization supports, educates and advocates.


Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
CANA does not promote cremation, but instead works to ensure that those who choose cremation are treated respectfully under industry standards of practice and guidelines.  You will find resources under the Consumer tab


Donate Life America
An organization committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation.


eFuneral
A website powered by Homesteaders Life Company providing resources for end-of-life decisions


Funeral Consumer Alliance (FCA)
Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.


Get Palliative Care
A website developed by the Center to Advance Palliative Care specifically devoted to comprehensive palliative care information for patients and families.


Hospice Foundation of America
HFA educates the public and health care professionals about death, dying and grief and the role of hospice care.


My Wonderful Life
A website providing funeral planning resources and much more.


National Cemetery Administration
The VA National Cemetery Administration honors the military service of our Nation's veterans. It provides a dignified burial and lasting memorial for veterans and their eligible family members.


National Funeral Directors Association
Resources on this website can help those mourning the loss of a loved one with ways to cope with their grief, ideas for memorial services and funerals and a way to locate their local NFDA Member Funeral Director.


National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.


National Hospice Locator


The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.



Reference
Society of Certified Senior Advisors®. Working with Older Adults - A Professional's Guide to Contemporary Issues of Aging

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