My Care, My Plan: Speak Up Sonoma County’s website provides information and resources for Advance Care Planning including video links, registration and requests for presentations around Sonoma County, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and much more. Established in 2016, MCMP was an initiative of Health Action Committee for Health Care Improvement through 2019.
Provides access to numerous articles that contain much good information in terms of effectively communicating with people in various stages of dementia to help them complete life rather than withdraw and close down.
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A comprehensive training in end-of-life care that brings together the ancient wisdom of the Buddhist tradition as presented in Sogyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying with the knowledge, skills and best practices of hospice and palliative care - presented by Rigpa's Spiritual Care Program and Naropa University's School of Extended Studies.
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The National Alliance for Caregiving was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs and increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. The Alliance’s mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients. Established in 1996, NCA is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, ... Read More
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, a professional consensus from five major US palliative care organizations on clinical guidelines for quality palliative care services adopted in May, 2004 and updated in 2009. These guidelines have served as a foundation for the National Quality Forum Preferred Practices and have become a hallmark within the field guiding policy makers, providers, practitioners and consumers in understanding the principles of quality palliative care.
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These Guidelines, developed through consensus of five major United States palliative care organizations, describe core precepts and structures of clinical palliative care programs.
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers. Publishes dementia caregiver tip sheets among other things.
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The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides numerous educational materials in Spanish concerning a variety of diseases and conditions. Health Topics provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders. The site contains articles on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, and other relevant topics, which you can e-mail, print, and share. New topics will be added regularly.
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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
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