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End of Life Issues

Helping a loved one (and yourself) through the final stages of their life creates difficult issues for each of you. Here are several helpful Internet resources that can help family caregivers of aging parents or elderly spouses. Simply click on the link for the website you would like to visit.

Centre for Grief Education — an independent, not for profit organization which opened in January 1996 and is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia.

Dying Well — resources for persons with life threatening illness and their families.

Free Comprehensive ElderCare Referral Service - ElderCarelink — This free online referral service helps you find everything from Adult Day Care, Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses.

Good Endings (Massachusetts) — caring for the dying resident.

Grief Healing — If you are anticipating or coping with a significant loss in your life and wish to better understand the grief that accompanies such loss,Êthis site has been created to offer you the information,Êcomfort and support that you need.

Hospice Association of America — the consumer section of the Hospice Association of America's Web site. Their publication, "All About Hospice: A Consumer's Guide" is especially informative.

Hospice Foundation of America — this excellent educational organization conducts programs of public education and information and professional development for those interested in care at the end of life.

Hospice Institute — advancing palliative and end of life care.

Hospice International — dedicated to all of us for whom "dying well" is as important as "living well."

Hospice Patients Alliance — promotes quality hospice services whether a patient is enrolled in a licensed hospice or not, whether residing at home or in a facility.

Palliative Dementia Care Resources — connecting dementia caregivers with the information they need.

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