National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

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Paginas Sobre Cuidado

El personal de CaregiverMN ha creado PAGINAS SOBRE CUIDADO (CAREPAGES) para brindarle a Ud. información y recursos útiles sobre temas generales relacionados con el cuidado del paciente. Para encontrar las Páginas sobre Cuidado adecuadas, elija una de las categorías principales de su interés, o desplácese hacia abajo para ver todas las opciones: (Fact Sheets on all aspects of caregiving in Spanish.) Visit Paginas Sobre Cuidado ... Read More

Pain Control: Dispelling the Myths

Hospice strongly advocates good pain control for terminally ill patients, even to the point of using narcotic drugs (opiates) such as morphine as they are needed. With all the concern about drug abuse, patients and their families and friends sometimes question this use of narcotics. Are we pushing "dope"? Or are we practicing good medicine? This web page explores some of the myths about the use of narcotics for pain control. Visit Pain Control: Dispelling the Myths ... Read More

POV A Family Undertaking (PBS)

Prior to the 20th century, most Americans prepared their dead for burial with the help of family and friends, but today most funerals are part of a multimillion-dollar industry run by professionals. "A Family Undertaking" explores the growing home-funeral movement by following several families in their most intimate moments as they reclaim the end of life, forgoing a typical mortuary funeral to care for their loved ones at home. Visit POV A Family Undertaking (PBS) ... Read More

Promises to Keep: Changing the Way we Provider Care at the End of Life

Promises to Keep: Changing the Way We Provide Care at the End of Life published by the National Coalition on Health Care and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in October, 2000. This report presents the stories of institutions and organizations that made a commitment to change and innovation to improve care at the end of life. The profiles presented in this report reflect some of the most promising pioneering efforts underway in the field of palliative care. RAND’s Center to Improve Care ... Read More

Publications (Foundation of the State Bar of California)

Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians - Last updated in 2009. Avaialbe free in English or Spanish. Seniors & the Law offers an overview of important issues facing senior citizens, including finances and debt, social security and insurance, housing and caregiving, employment, health care, elder abuse/elder fraud, grandparents' rights, divorce and remarriage, and estate planning and legal services. This guide provides valuable information for seniors, their adult children, and their ... Read More