End of Life Resources

 New Hampshire

Advance Care Planning for New Hampshire Patients 

Information and links to Advanced Directive forms and more information for end of life planning. From New Hampshire CarePath

NH Carepath
Links to services and supports for end of life planning and care.

NH List of Hospice Homes, Homecare & Palliative Care Services
These are members of the NH Homecare, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire

NH's Psychiatric Advanced Directives
From The National Resource Center on Psychiatric ADs

What is a POLST Form & Why You Need One
A Brochure from the NH Foundation For Healthy Communities.

New England


Threshold Care

A New England non profit group of trained practitioners who provide practical and spiritual care before, during, and after death. They provide hands-on support and education to empower individuals and families to honor their unique expressions of the living and dying experience. Topics & services including death midwifery, home funeral and green burial.

 

National 

Advanced Directives for every state

From AARP. These are forms to to help you designate someone to make healthcare decisions for you if you are not able to (examples are if you are unconcious or on a ventilator). You do not need a lawyer to complete these. Otherwise known as 'healthcare proxy forms', these are one of the first questions you are asked when you are admitted to the hosptial: "Do you have a healthcare proxy form with you?"

POLST Forms for every state.
What is POLST? Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments...very important forms. Take this with you to you next MD appointment and fill it out together. It requires a physician's signature & is critical to have on file if you have a chronic or terminal illness. POLST forms are out-of-hospital medical orders, so they travel with you, even if you transfer from hospital to nursing home, back to your home, or to hospice or another setting.

CaringInfo.org
Sponsored by the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. The site provides direction, tools & resources for patients & caregivers facing a serious or life-threatening illness, as well as info. on patients rights.

The Conversation Project

Printable tools, resources and videos for people with a serious illness to help them and their family or caregivers make decisions about what is most important to them.

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
Patient & family resources on palliative and hospice care, advanced directives and planning ahead for making end of life decisions 

National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advanced Directives
State and national information, laws, forms & resources on ADs for consumers & patients with psychiatric conditions.

The Stanford Letter Project
A non profit organization helping people with a serious or life-threatening illness write letters about their wishes for care in the future, what matters most to them, bucket lists, and more.  Forms and templates are free and available in multiple languages to print and save. 

What are Advanced Directives and Health Care Proxies?
From the National Institute on Aging.

What is the Differerence Between Palliative & Hospice Care? 
A printable sheet from the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization 

 

News

End of Life Doulas Help People Die Comfortably. In a Pandemic, They Are More Important Than Ever, March 9, 2021 by  By Maria Morava and Scottie Andrew, CNN

 

 

 

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