Speaking With Others About Your Wishes
Talking with your doctor or healthcare providers about your wishes is a discussion to have before a crisis occurs. Chances are that he or she is waiting for you to start the conversation. This valuable resource from the NHPCO offers tips on How to talk to health care providers.
Handbook for Patients and their Families
Download the Handbook (PDF)
Planning Ahead – Advance Directives
Advance directives are legal documents by which you are able to express your preferences for medical care. Regional Hospice and Home Care has created an in-depth publication on Advance Directives including forms for writing a Living Will and appointing a health care representative. Download the Advanced Directives Booklet (PDF) or call 203.702.7400 to request a copy.
Hospice & Caregiver Websites
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – NHPCO: A leading nonprofit focused on hospice and palliative care with an emphasis on improving end-of-life care for patients and families.
- CaringInfo.org: Information for caregivers provided by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
- CaringBridge.org: A place where patients, families and friends can connect when facing a serious illness.