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
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.
1-800-658-8898 help line
1-877-658-8896 multilingual line (toll-free)
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.