Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Resources | Advice and Links to trusted health information
|What Is Palliative Care?|
Learn more about palliative care, which can help ease the effects of treatments or serious illnesses, and find out more with resources for locating palliative care services.
|Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Insurance|
Resources to help you learn about long-term care, which provides assistance with daily needs in case of disability or illness, and information on long-term care insurance.
|Choosing a Nursing Home|
Selecting a nursing home for a family member can be a challenging process. Here are some private and governmental resources to help you compare homes and learn about their services.
|Making Plans for Your End-of-Life Health Care|
Advice for having conversations about your end-of-life care and tips and online resources for creating an advance directive.
|What Is Hospice?|
Hospice care can provide extra support for people near the end-of-life and their families. Here’s advice on how to find hospice care, including online directories and advice for paying for this valuable service.
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|Survival Tips for Family Caregivers|
If a family member or friend has a serious medical illness or procedure, you may be called on to provide care after your loved one leaves the hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office. Assisting with their health care needs frequently falls on untrained family members or friends.
|Hospice Care: What Is It, Anyway?|
It's often hard for patients and their loved ones to acknowledge that the time to consider hospice care has come, but through the ups and downs of emotions and physical status, hospice team members are prepared to help patients and their families with sensitivity and flexibility.
|Advance Directives: Caring for You & Your Family|
Starting conversations about end-of-life care with family members can be uncomfortable, but are worth having. Putting your wishes about end-of-life care in writing—with documents known as advance directives—can make a big difference in serious health situations.
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