Maryann Schacht, MSW, BCD, is an author, speaker, and workshop leader with more than 30 years experience working with families in crisis. Her book titled A Caregiver’s Challenge: Living, Loving, Letting Go offers a road map and survival guide to everyone who is suddenly thrust into a caregiver role. She combines her personal experience caring for her terminally ill husband with her professional expertise in this invaluable resource. A Caregiver’s Challenge offers support, resources, and useful ... Read More
A Framework For Thinking Ethically
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
This document is designed as an introduction to thinking ethically. We all have an image of our “better selves” - or of how we are when we act ethically or are “at our best.” We probably also have an image of what an ethical community, an ethical business, or an ethical government is - and maybe even an ethical society as a whole. Ethics really has to do with all three levels - acting ethically ... Read More
The mission of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.
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ACCESS California is a statewide consumer-led public mental health advocacy program of Cal Voices. ACCESS is funded by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA/Prop. 63). Founded in 1946, Cal Voices is the oldest continuously operating peer-run consumer advocacy agency in California. Here you can find more information about MHSA, ACCESS Ambassadors, policy and resources, past webinars, how to advocate, and advocacy ... Read More
Booklet addressing grief in simple Spanish with appropriate illustrations. There are other booklets available that deal with a variety of end-of-life issues. All are excellent resources.
Obtain from: National Hospice Organization – 1901 North Moore St, Ste 901 Arlington, Virginia 22209 (703) 243-5900 (1995) Fee.
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has compiled this compendium of resources aimed at lessening the impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid populations, particularly those at highest risk. This library, Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which assembles key guidance, reference materials and tools, will grow and evolve over time. Sections include: General Resources for Health Care Professionals, Telehealth, Long-Term Services and Supports, Behavioral Health, ... Read More
The Advance Health Care Directive is a legally binding form that lets you exercise your right to give instructions about your own health care and/or to name someone else to make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. If you use this form, you may complete or modify all or any part of it. You are free to use a different form. In any case, agents designated and signatures required must be done in the manner prescribed on this form and mandated by the California ... Read More
The quality of care provided to persons near the end of life would be captured reasonably well by measuring the nine domains listed in this statement. The tools to do so need development, and funders and researchers should attend to this work. As adequate measurement tools are developed, they should be incorporated into the continuous quality improvement for care systems. With all possible haste, benchmarks of quality in good systems need to be made available. Eventually, information about the performance ... Read More
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is a voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance quality care and support for individuals, their families and care partners.
They provide reliable information and care consultation; create supportive services for families; increase funding ... Read More