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.
Visit National Kidney Foundation
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
The purpose of this website is to facilitate public access to information about pain relief and public policy, including material published by the PPSG and other authoritative sources.
Visit Pain & Policy Studies Group (University of Wisconsin)
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
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
The Growth House Professional Forum gives you access to many mailing lists for end-of-life care provided by IICN Partner Organizations. You may read the web archives as a guest without registering.
Visit Professional Forum at Growth House
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
Dedicated to long-term changes to improve health care for dying people and their families. Through the work of innovative demonstration projects and peer workgroups they strive to address particular challenges to existing models of hospice and palliative care.
Visit Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
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