Link2Care is an online information and support program for family caregivers in California. The resources on the site are specifically designed for those providing care for someone who is living with a disease-related dementia such as Alzheimer's, stroke, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. Thanks to grant funding there is no cost to members to use this online service. For more detailed information about Link2Care, please click on Information About Link2Care below.
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Living Old is one hour Frontline program filmed November 21, 2006 presenting a powerful and intimate journey into the uncharted territory of Americans living longer than ever — and what it means for them, their loved ones and our society. On this site you can view the whole program or individual chapters including:
The Stories-Living lives that neither the elderly nor their families ever prepared for.
Interviews-Doctors, one family’s story, and a conversation with a remarkable 94 year-old.
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The Living/Dying Project created this list so that people faced with a life-threatening illness and their families could find some of Marin County resources. They try their best to include any non-profit agency that has services that could benefit their clients, and continue to update their list.
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“Seniors & the Law—A Guide for Maturing Californians” is the third in a series of State Bar consumer education guides and is available in both English and Spanish.
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A forum for research and discussion in all areas of applied ethics The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is one of the preeminent centers for research and dialogue on ethical issues in critical areas of American life. The center works with faculty, staff, students, community leaders, and the public to address ethical issues more effectively in teaching, research, and action. The center’s focus areas are business, health care and biotechnology, character education, government, ... Read More
This site from the Washington Home Center for Palliative Care Studies offers support and resources to hospitals, nursing homes, health systems, hospices, and other organizations that serve individuals nearing the end of life and their families.
Rooted in community, Memorial Hospice has been providing quality, compassionate hospice care and grief services to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one since 1997. Memorial Hospice and our sister program, Hospice of Petaluma, are a service of the St. Joseph Health System, a Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
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There are many programs in Sonoma County providing assistance to people living with mental health challenges. Peer Support programs are good links into existing services. Those helping to develop the tools and resources provided here on this website include: Interlink Self-Help Center, the Wellness and Advocacy Center, Goodwill-Redwood Empire and Sonoma County Behavioral Health. ... Read More
The Center for Practical Bioethics, formerly known as the Midwest Bioethics Center, has a 20 year history of raising and responding to ethical issues in health and healthcare and works specifically in the following areas. Researchers looking for Midwest Bioethics Center publications should contact the Center for Practical Bioethics.
Clinical and Organizational Ethics: solving moral problems by educating and empowering healthcare professionals and their institutions, advocating for patients’ ... Read More
These guidelines prepared by the Palliative Care Council of South Australia give an overview of cultural issues when serving Latinos, Vietnamese, and people of Muslim faith. Guidelines consider religion, place of treatment, communication of diagnosis/prognosis, role of family/relative/friends, role of health professionals/volunteers, attitudes to pain relief and euthanasia, taboo words, handling of the body, burial and other issues.
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