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Writing an Advance Directive - Other Places To Get Help

Organizations


AHA (American Hospital Association) Put It In Writing
One North Franklin
Chicago, IL 60606-3421
USA
Phone: (312) 422-3000
Web Address: www.putitinwriting.org/putitinwriting_app/index.jsp
 

This website from the American Hospital Association has information on writing an advance directive, self-help worksheets, and other resources. The site also offers a brochure ("Put It In Writing"), a glossary of terms, and questions and answers. There is also a wallet ID card that can be downloaded, printed, and filled out to carry in your wallet.


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.


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Last Updated: December 29, 2011
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