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Here are some links and other resources that you may find helpful:

For Patients and Their Families

"Five Wishes" —an easy-to-complete document that lets your family and doctors know:
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• Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them.
• The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want.
• How comfortable you want to be.
• How you want people to treat you.
• What you want your loved ones to know.
To preview a sample of "Five Wishes", click here, or visit the Five Wishes website at:
http://www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php

California HealthCare Foundation (videos on end-of-life experiences)
http://www.chcf.org/projects/2012/end-of-life-care

Caring Connections (providing Advance Health Directive forms)
http://www.caringinfo.org

Center for Practical Bioethics Caring Conversations
http://practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations.html

Commission on Law and Aging/American Bar Association (Giving Someone a Power of Attorney for Your Health Care
and Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else)
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
http://coalitionccc.org/advance-health-planning.php

Coda Alliance
http://www.codaalliance.org

Completing A Life
http://www.completingalife.msu.edu/

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://www.caregiver.org

Get Palliative Care
http://www.getpalliativecare.org

Hospice Foundation of America
http://www.hospicefoundation.org

Legacies
http://www.legacies.ca

National Family Caregivers Association
http://www.nfcacares.org

New Lifestyles (free books that list local skilled nursing facilities, board and care homes and assisted living listings)
http://www.NewLifeStyles.com     

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
http://www.caPOLST.org

For Patients and Loved Ones Facing a Chronic or Terminal Illness

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org

Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.msfacts.org

Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alz.org

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
http://www.alsa.org

For Grieving Families

http://www.growthhouse.org
Information and referral services related to end of life, grief resources

http://www.widowNet.org
Information, resources and chat rooms for widow(er)s

http://www.dougy.org
Information and articles on children’s grief that can be accessed

http://www.compassionbooks.com
Books on many kinds of loss for all ages

http://www.agast.org
For grandparents when a grandchild has died

http://www.missfoundation.org
Support for grieving families when a child has died

http://www.griefwatch.com
Information, resources, memorial products, links

http://www.babysteps.com
Child loss

http://www.groww.com
Information, email to heaven, chat rooms, message boards, resources

http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org
Information for families, regardless of age of child

http://www.pomc.com
Support, education, advocacy and awareness for families of murder victims

http://www.taps.org
Support for families of military death

http://www.afsp.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; provides support, information, and awareness events

http://www.friendsforsurvival.org
National outreach program for survivors of suicide loss

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Resources

Here are some links and other resources that you may find helpful:

For Patients and Their Families

"Five Wishes" —an easy-to-complete document that lets your family and doctors know:
fivewishes1
• Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them.
• The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want.
• How comfortable you want to be.
• How you want people to treat you.
• What you want your loved ones to know.
To preview a sample of "Five Wishes", click here, or visit the Five Wishes website at:
http://www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php

California HealthCare Foundation (videos on end-of-life experiences)
http://www.chcf.org/projects/2012/end-of-life-care

Caring Connections (providing Advance Health Directive forms)
http://www.caringinfo.org

Center for Practical Bioethics Caring Conversations
http://practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations.html

Commission on Law and Aging/American Bar Association (Giving Someone a Power of Attorney for Your Health Care
and Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else)
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
http://coalitionccc.org/advance-health-planning.php

Coda Alliance
http://www.codaalliance.org

Completing A Life
http://www.completingalife.msu.edu/

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://www.caregiver.org

Get Palliative Care
http://www.getpalliativecare.org

Hospice Foundation of America
http://www.hospicefoundation.org

Legacies
http://www.legacies.ca

National Family Caregivers Association
http://www.nfcacares.org

New Lifestyles (free books that list local skilled nursing facilities, board and care homes and assisted living listings)
http://www.NewLifeStyles.com     

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
http://www.caPOLST.org

For Patients and Loved Ones Facing a Chronic or Terminal Illness

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org

Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.msfacts.org

Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alz.org

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
http://www.alsa.org

For Grieving Families

http://www.growthhouse.org
Information and referral services related to end of life, grief resources

http://www.widowNet.org
Information, resources and chat rooms for widow(er)s

http://www.dougy.org
Information and articles on children’s grief that can be accessed

http://www.compassionbooks.com
Books on many kinds of loss for all ages

http://www.agast.org
For grandparents when a grandchild has died

http://www.missfoundation.org
Support for grieving families when a child has died

http://www.griefwatch.com
Information, resources, memorial products, links

http://www.babysteps.com
Child loss

http://www.groww.com
Information, email to heaven, chat rooms, message boards, resources

http://www.bereavedparentsusa.org
Information for families, regardless of age of child

http://www.pomc.com
Support, education, advocacy and awareness for families of murder victims

http://www.taps.org
Support for families of military death

http://www.afsp.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; provides support, information, and awareness events

http://www.friendsforsurvival.org
National outreach program for survivors of suicide loss

Pet Loss Support

http://www.griefhealing.com/pet-loss-articles.htm
Links that may help deal with the grief of losing a pet

http://www.latimes.com/style/pets/la-hm-pets-mourn-20150620-story.html
More pet loss support resources