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TOOLS & RESOURCES > Additional Resources

RESOURCES
Advance Care Planning &
Advance Healthcare Directives
Advance Care Planning Information 

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) website provides multilingual conversation guides, links to advance healthcare directives, healthcare decision-making fact sheets, and many other valuable ACP resources – www.coalitionccc.org

The Conversation Project website describes what Advance Care Planning is all about, why it’s important, and how to get conversations started – www.theconversationproject.org

POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) website with downloadable POLST forms and usage guidelines developed by the CCCC – www.capolst.org

Counseling Guide for Lawyers - Commission on Law and Aging.  American Bar Association. Advance Care Planning Practice Principles  PDF download

Advance Healthcare Directives

·The Institute for Healthcare Advancement: Easy-to-Use Advance Directive is available in multiple languages and was created specifically for individuals who may struggle with complex legal language. View and download the information on our Advanced Directives page

Aging with Dignity: Five Wishes form ($5/copy), a popular living will written in everyday language, helps start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness – www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php

California Medical Association: My Healthcare Wishes is an Advance Healthcare Directive

kit: ($6.00 per copy) available in English and Spanish – www.cmanet.org/resource-library/

Kaiser Permanente: Communicate Your Healthcare Wishes Advance Healthcare Directive

kit:  http://lifecareplan.kaiserpermanente.org/advance-health-care-directive-guide/

Dementia Directive:  Health Directive for Dementia.  Planning for the future. – PDF download

 

MyDirectives: Complete a secure advance healthcare directive form online with annual update reminders – www.mydirectives.com

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

The AtlanticWhat it feels like to die?   -  September 9, 2016  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/what-it-feels-like-to-die/499319/

The Washington Post, A united family can make all the difference when someone is dying.  - November 20, 2016  The article indicates that to die at home isn’t as simple as it may sound.  
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-united-family-can-make-all-the-difference-when-someone-is-dying/2016/11/18/d1bdb206-9161-11e6-9c85-ac42097b8cc0_story.html

Kaiser Health News, Death Doesn’t Have To Be So Scary - February 13, 2017

Excerpt: Most people prefer not to think about death, much less plan for it. In a tech-crazed world, where time is commonly measured in 140 characters and 6-second sound bites, life would appear to be dissected into so many bite-sized morsels that discussion of death doesn’t even seem to fit into the equation.

Read the article: English | Spanish

Legal Advice

Bay Area Legal Aid Advice Line  

Offers free legal advice and referrals to low-income Bay Area residents  

Telephone: 800-551-5554

Monday and Thursday 9:30am to 3pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am to 1pm

Free legal advice in all languages.  Representation not guaranteed