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Choosing a Health Care Agent (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations


Aging With Dignity
P.O. Box 1661
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1661
Phone: 1-888-5-WISHES (1-888-594-7437)
Email: fivewishes@agingwithdignity.org
Web Address: www.agingwithdignity.org

Aging With Dignity is a private, non-profit organization best known for its Five Wishes advance directive, which helps individuals and families better plan for and receive the kind of care they want during times of serious illness. Five Wishes is a document that helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and not able to speak for yourself. All of a person's needs are addressed: medical, personal, emotional, and spiritual.


Caring Connections
Phone: 1-800-658-8898 help line
Phone: 1-877-658-8896 multilingual line (toll-free)
Phone: (703) 837-1500
Email: caringinfo@nhpco.org
Web Address: www.caringinfo.org

Caring Connections, a program of the U.S. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), seeks to improve care at the end of life. Caring Connections provides free resources, including educational brochures, advance directives and hospice information, and a toll-free help line for people looking for quality end-of-life information.


Family Caregiver Alliance
180 Montgomery Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 1-800-445-8106
(415) 434-3388
Email: info@caregiver.org
Web Address: www.caregiver.org

This organization supports and assists people who are providing long-term care at home. It also provides education, research, services, and advocacy.


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