Aging With Dignity – Five Wishes – helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It deals with all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual.
Better Ending - a web site that helps you plan in advance for serious illness and assure your final wishes.
Commonwealth of Virginia Advance HealthCare Registery
Use this secure tool to store important documents that protect your legal rights and ensure your medical wishes are honored if you are incapacitated and unable to manage your own care.
The Conversation Project - dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
Alzheimer’s Association (Greater Richmond Chapter)
Bon Secours Oncology Navigator Program – As part of the cancer care program, Bon Secours Oncology Nurse Navigators are available to ensure that patients with a diagnosis of cancer receive the care and have access to the resources they need in a timely and efficient manner.
St. Mary’s Hospital: (804) 287-7563 or (804) 281-8314
St. Francis Medical Center: (804) 594-4950
Memorial Regional Medical Center or Richmond Community Hospital: (804) 764-7506
Palliative Doctors – Compassionate care at any stage of an illness
Caring Connections - provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss.
Meals on Wheels – Delivers low cost meals for eligible clients
Medline Plus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
Senior Connections – Resources for Seniors and their Caregivers in Virginia
211 Virginia – United Way – Connects You to Resources
On Our Own Terms – Moyers on dying – Learn about solutions for finding a better death and explore the options for humane care for the dying.
Medline Plus – Patient Handouts
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
General Information in Spanish (with English translation)
Caring Connections – Spanish/English Bilingual Resources
Advance Directives: My Wishes for Medical Attention
Hospice and Palliative Care
How to Support Someone Caring for Another
Phases at the End of Life
Grief and Loss
Virginia State Bar – Information on Advance Directives
Books/Pamphlets available in English and Spanish
Barbara Karnes Books, Inc., P.O. Box 822139, Vancouver, WA 98682; Phone 360-828-7132, Fax 360-828-7142, www.gonefrommysight.com
i. Gone From My Sight
ii. My Friend, I Care
iii. A Time to Live
iv. The Eleventh Hour
Hard Choices for Loving People by Hank Dunn
A Publishers, Inc. 43608 Habitat Circle, Lansdowne, VA 20176-8254, Phone 571-333-0169; Fax 571- 333-0167