End-of-Life Care Directory
People may face difficult decisions near the end of life, including the kind of care they'd like to receive and who will make decisions about their care. It's advisable to be prepared by writing an advance directive with instructions about medical care in case of future inability to make a decision and appointing a health care agent or attorney to make treatment decisions. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about end-of-life care, deciding on curative or palliative care, choosing a health care agent, writing an advance directive, finding end of life support, and much more.
Choosing a Health Care Facility for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease
Learn about various long-term care options, including assisted living facilities and hospice care, for someone with Alzheimer's disease.
Further Questions About Advance Directives
WebMD answers more of your questions concerning advance directives, your rights and the rights of your healthcare providers.
End Of Life and Family Issues
If you or a loved one were ill, maybe dying, and unable to speak, who or what would speak for you? Your advance care plan could. Learn more about discussing it with your family.
What is Palliative Care?
Serious illness often comes with serious pain and other symptoms. Learn how palliative care can help you live your best life, even when you’re sick.
Talk About Death
When a loved one is dying, how do you find the right words?
Palliative Care for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Palliative care for cancer patients helps ease discomfort, anxiety, nausea, and emotional distress. Find out how palliative care can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Coping with a Life-Threatening Illness
Palliative care improves life by helping patients and caregivers cope with life-threatening illness.
What Is Palliative Care?
With a focus on quality of life and a holistic approach, palliative care helps patients and families through serious illnesses.