Education & Resources

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

FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

FIVE WISHES

"Five Wishes" is an easy-to-complete document that lets your family and doctors know:

• 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", visit the Five Wishes website:  http://www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php

CARING CONNECTIONS (PROVIDING ADVANCE HEALTH DIRECTIVE FORMS)

http://www.caringinfo.org

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

FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE

http://www.codaalliance.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.griefwatch.com

Information, resources, memorial products, links

http://www.babysteps.com

Child losss

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

Since its beginning as a grassroots community effort in 1978, Camarillo Hospice has been touching lives, lifting spirits and serving the community. Through the professionalism and commitment of our staff and volunteers and the generosity of our donors, Camarillo Hospice continues to provide free practical and emotional assistance to individuals and families throughout Ventura County who are facing a life-limiting illness (acute or chronic) and/or dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. We offer this heartfelt support to the patient and family with compassion, respecting our patients' and clients' rights, treating them with dignity, and providing empathic care completely free of charge. It is their right and our mission.

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