Resources

The Conversation Project: Helps start the conversation about end of life including how to choose a proxy.

Advanced Care Planning: What it is, what it entails, and the decisions that need to be made before getting ill or incapacitated.

Good End of Life: A super simple site offering free worksheets to work on advanced care planning (or advanced directives).

Advanced Directive Forms State by State

Advanced Directives: An excellent resource site offering information on advanced directives particular to the state of Colorado. If you live in another state, please check your state laws about Advanced Directives.

Caregivers’ Resources: More and more people are caregiving for their aging or ill loved ones. Get the support needed if you are a caregiver.

Death Cafés: Death Cafés are found all over world and are a wonderful way to begin the conversation on death.

Death Over Dinner: A nonprofit organization supporting conversations on death through hosting dinner parties. From their website: “The dinner table is the most forgiving place for difficult conversation. The ritual of breaking bread creates warmth and connection, and puts us in touch with our humanity. It offers an environment that is more suitable than the usual places we discuss end of life. “

Death with Dignity: The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote Death with Dignity laws based on the model Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.

End of Life University: Created by Dr. Karen Wyatt, a website, podcast, and resource for anything and all Death Education.

Hospices are wonderful organizations that serve individuals with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Individuals do not need to be actively dying to seek the help of hospice. Some individuals do better and even leave hospice. We recommend engaging their fabulous services sooner than later.

Reimagine End of Life: From their website: “Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance.”

Home Funerals: 

Natural Transitions: A magazine and resource to green and holistic approaches to end of life.

National Home Funeral Alliance: Educates and empowers families who want to care for their own dead. Connects families with resources to "promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices".