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We promote and support planning for long term care. The links below will direct you to sites we believe are useful and informational eldercare resources. Our Guide to Long Term Care Planning also covers many eldercare and long term care planning topics.

All aging people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan. This includes (1) A knowledge of eldercare issues (2) Preparation and proper funding, and (3) Using long term care professionals. Failure to effectively plan for long term care can lead to the greatest crisis an older person will ever face.

1. AARP - End of Life Resources
2. Beyond the Veil ...(Hundreds of links on dying, spiritual issues, near death experiences, etc.)
3. AARP - Coping With Grief and Loss
4. Estate Planning Organizer ...(4 ways to make things easier for your family)
5. Good Endings ...(Caring for the dying resident of a facility)
6. On Our Own Terms ...Moyers on Dying
7. JAMA Patient Page: Decisions about End-of-Life Care
8. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
9. Doctor, How Long Have I Got?
10. National Institute on Aging - End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care
11. National Institute on Aging - Things to Do After Someone Dies
12. AGS Foundation for Health in Aging - Eldercare at Home
13. Social Security Administration - Burial Funds
14. Social Security Administration - Survivors Benefits
15. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
16. End-of-Life Choices: CPR & DNR (Family Caregiver Alliance)
17. End-of-Life Choices: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators (Family Caregiver Alliance)
18. End-of-Life Choices: Holding on and Letting Go (Family Caregiver Alliance)
19. End-of-Life Decision Making (Family Caregiver Alliance)
20. Where to Write for Vital Records
21. National Caregivers Library - End of Life Issues
22. Mental Health America - Coping With Bereavement
23. Funerals - A Consumer Guide
24. Growthhouse about life-threatening illness and end of life care
25. International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC)
26. Hastings Center ...News and informaiton on End-of-life issues
27. Grief Healing
28. Hospice Foundation of America
29. Hospice International
30. Hospice Patients Alliance
31. Palliative Dementia Care Resources (PDCR)