Advance Health Care Directive (English and Spanish)

The Advance Health Care Directive is a legally binding form that lets you exercise your right to give instructions about your own health care and/or to name someone else to make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. If you use this form, you may complete or modify all or any part of it. You are free to use a different form. In any case, agents designated and signatures required must be done in the manner prescribed on this form and mandated by the California ... 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

Environmental Center of Sonoma County

The Environmental Center has three functions. It supports the work of member organizations, serves as an information and referral service and provides opportunity for ad hoc groupings to work on specific issues. Member groups and guests use it as their home base, and/or as a place for presenting programs, having meetings, mailings, or other work sessions. Most of this activity is open to the public directly, or through enrollment in one of the member organizations. Visit Environmental Center of ... Read More

Hungry for Air On-line Support Community for COPD

This site sponsored by the American Lung Association and ALTANA Pharma provides help to sufferers, their families and caregivers. You'll find profiles of COPD patients and caregivers, practical advice and the latest information on the disease and its diagnosis. Available through 12/31/05. Site notes that more than 10 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary diesease (COPD). It's the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and costs $37 Billion in medical bills per year according ... Read More

Memorial Hospice

Rooted in community, Memorial Hospice has been providing quality, compassionate hospice care and grief services to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one since 1997. Memorial Hospice and our sister program, Hospice of Petaluma, are a service of the St. Joseph Health System, a Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Patients and families receive interdisciplinary patient care with individualized attention to nursing, psychosocial, spiritual ... Read More

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides numerous educational materials in Spanish concerning a variety of diseases and conditions. Health Topics provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders. The site contains articles on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, and other relevant topics, which you can e-mail, print, and share. New topics will be added regularly. Visit National Heart Lung and Blood ... Read More

Thinking Ahead: My Way, My Choice, My Life at the End

This advance care planning workbook was designed by and for people with developmental disabilities to enable them to do their own advance care planning. A DVD video is also available and may be previewed online. This project was created by the California Coalition for Compassionate Care, the Board Resource Center and Mark Starford who has extensive experience and expertise in adapting complex information for persons with developmental disabilities. This is also a great resource to use when working ... Read More