Consumer Help Site – National Association of Social Workers

In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age. From every background. In every corner of the country - wherever we’re needed - starting here and now. Welcome to your source for professional advice, inspiring stories - even a social worker directory. Social workers. Help starts here. This website is provided by the National Association of Social Workers and includes sections on Seniors and Aging, Issues and Answers, Mind and Spirit. The Senior section includes ... Read More

End of Life Values-Choices Checklist

English The End of Life Values-Choices Checklist is a form that lets you think about end of life choices and values, and commit them to writing. If you prefer, you can download the End of Life Values-Choices Checklist in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. Spanish The End of Life Values-Choices Checklist is a form that lets you think about end of life choices and values, and commit them to writing. If you prefer, you can download the End of Life Values-Choices Checklist in Microsoft Word (.doc) ... Read More

Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America

The Finding Our Way: Living With Dying in America national newspaper series appeared in more than 160 newspapers, reaching millions of Americans (www.findingourway.net). That series consisted of 15 articles created by a distinguished group of authors and editors, and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels, and Charitable Leadership Foundations. This hybrid web-cdrom course offers a new opportunity for Americans to learn from the widely read newspaper series. The ... Read More

Go Wish Cards, Elizabeth S. Menkin, MD

Go Wish cards order information, Frequently Asked Questions and examples of clinical uses of these Values Sorting Cards helpful when considering end of life choices are provided at this site. The Go Wish cards were created by Elizabeth Menkin, MD and the CODA Alliance to simplify advance care planning choices and assist with setting goals of care. Now available in Spanish.

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Go Wish Game

Go Wish gives you an easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important to you. The cards help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness. Playing the game with your relatives or best friends can help you learn how you can best comfort your loved ones when they need you most. Go Wish can be played by one, two or more people. Each deck has 36 cards. Thirty-five of the cards describe things that people often ... Read More

Health Care Decisions

[Health Care Decisions]
Projecto de Hospicio del Valle (Hospice of the Valley) Educational booklet about health care decisions and advance directives. Presented in an easy to understand question and answer format.
1501 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 222-2229

Obtain from: www.hcdecisions.org This may be a free resource.

Honoring Choices Minnesota: ACP Toolkit of Videos and Resources

This site is of value wherever you may live and provides user friendly videos and resources to make advance care planning so much easier for people to do. Videos are organized by: family stories; how to begin the conversation; faith, culture and identity perspectives; advance directives and decision making. Honoring Choices Minnesota hopes to inspire and support many community-based conversations regarding end-of-life care planning. It encourages people to start such conversations in their family, ... Read More

Journey Project

  "Quality of life is the gold standard in palliative care. Francis Mueller, MD, Calistoga, California. Through the Journey Project, the Community Network builds upon nearly two decades of work advocating for quality, affordable neighborhood-based long-term care. Educational programming, strategic planning services, and publications offered draw upon a variety of perspectives representing the personal and professional experiences of those involved. The basic premise of Journey Project ... Read More

Kaiser Santa Rosa Senior Resources

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center provides this site to inform seniors and their caregivers about classes and resources of value. Programs are generally open to the community-at-large and include support groups for diabetes and classes concerning mental health, advance care planning, wellness through life’s end, managing ongoing conditions and many others. A link to the Kaiser Santa Rosa education catalogue is also provided along with links to area hospices and senior resources. Visit ... Read More