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50Plus - End-of-Life
Links to the many online resources, including support groups, dealing with the issues of death, end-of-life planning, and grief.
- End-of-Life Issues
Top-quality information from MedlinePlus. Topics include: hospice; eldercare at home; advance directives; organ donation; funerals; end-of-life choices, and more.
- Five Wishes
Information about end-of-life and critical care issues from Aging with Dignity. Order the Five Wishes, an easy-to-use advance directive that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case of serious illness. The Five Wishes documents are legally recognized in 40 states, including California, and are available in more than 20 languages.
An Internet community of people dealing with grief, death and loss. Features more than 50 e-mail support groups and two websites to provide support to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
- Growth House
An award-winning site which offers a wide selection of resources about life-threatening illness and end of life care. Coverage includes major illness, care for the dying, and grief.
A nonprofit organization, providing general information about hospice care for both caregivers and patients. The site also has information on dealing with bereavement and grief.
- National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: Caring Connections
Information about hospice care and other end-of-life issues / decisions; from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Also provides specific advance directives forms for each state.
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