Choosing a Health Care Agent (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
|Aging With Dignity|
|P.O. Box 1661|
|Tallahassee, FL 32302-1661|
|Phone: ||1-888-5-WISHES (1-888-594-7437)|
|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.
|Phone: ||1-800-658-8898 help line|
|Phone: ||1-877-658-8896 multilingual line (toll-free)|
|Phone: ||(703) 837-1500|
|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|
|San Francisco, CA 94104|
|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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