Council on Aging of Sonoma County

Services for Seniors: Case Management Meals on Wheels Information and Referral Senior Dining Rooms Long-term Care Coordination Senior Day Activities Daily Money Management Upcoming Senior Events Friendly Visitors Senior Helper Registry Senior Legal Services Sonoma Valley Respite Lawyer Referral Services Visit Council on Aging of Sonoma County ... Read More

COVID Communications – Toolbox

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is the respected voice for advance care planning and palliative care in California with nearly 20 years experience creating a range of resources and educational materials to support healthcare providers and consumers. In the COVID Communications Toolbox CCCC has gathered together some of their best resources as well as those of other respected leaders in the field. Sections include: Consumer Resources, Education, Conversation Tools, Advance Directives, ... Read More

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources contributed by members of the nationwide Supportive Care Coalition (SCC). These resources address the palliative care program needs emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and are regularly updated. Includes recording for webinars re: Implications for Clinical Practice, Bioethics, Long Term Care Challenges, numerous links to hospice and palliative care websites with resources of value. Also includes links to Articles of Interest, Policies and Guidelines, Caregiver Well-Being, and ... Read More

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ... Read More

Decisiones Difíciles para los Seres Queridos

[Difficult Decisions for Those Close to Us] Hank Dunn 2002 Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness. Good resource with information to address end of life decisions such as the use of respirators, dialysis, antibiotics, hydration and nutrition and more. Obtain from: A & A Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 1098, Herndon, VA 20172-1098. (703) 707-0169 or www.hardchoices.com ... Read More

Diario de Evaluación de la Comodidad

[Comfort Evaluation]
“Diario de Evaluación de la Comodidad” – Socios contra el dolor. This spiral bound booklet is designed to help cancer patients describe the type and severity of their pain. Answers patients’ common questions about pain medication and teaches them how to record pain ratings and other symptoms on a daily basis.

Obtain from: Iowa Cancer Pain Relief Initiative, c/o Rhana Kelderman. Tel: 515-253-0147; Fax: 515-253-0806. No fee.

Disability Rights California

Disability Rights California (DRC) is the protection and advocacy agency for California. DRC is a nonprofit agency and the largest disability rights group in the nation. Federal law established DRC to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. DRC advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities. Hundreds of thousands are helped annually thanks to DRC litigation, policy work, trainings ... Read More

Diversity Rx

Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities. Diversity Rx is supported by: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC), and Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, CA. For more information contact Diversity Rx