In New York State
HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE
www.hpcanys.org This statewide organization is dedicated to ensuring the availability and accessibility of quality hospice and palliative care for all persons in New York State confronted with life-limiting illness.
LIVE WITH CARE
www.livewithcare.org Live with Care.org, a project of the Westchester End-of-Life Coalition helps people prepare in advance of a serious health care problem, navigate the health care system and different care settings, understand care concepts and questions to ask, connect with local services and identify helpful online resources
WESTCHESTER END-OF-LIFE COALITION
www.westchesterendoflife.org The Westchester End-of-Life Coalition has a vision of a community where people at the end of life are comfortable, cared for and supported. The website has an excellent list of frequently asked questions and answers on hospice and palliative care, health care proxies and pain and symptom management.
IN NEW YORK STATE
Palliative Care Booklet (pdf for download) Collaborative for Palliative Care In collaboration with its partners End of Life Choices New York and Finger Lakes Geriatric Center at the University of Rochester. This excellent booklet provides critically important information on palliative care.
www.caringkindnyc.org provides information and counseling to caregivers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
NEW YORK STATE
HEALTH CARE PROXY FORM
www.health.ny.gov/publications/1430.pdfThe New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust — for example, a family member or close friend – to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. .
ADVANCED DIRECTIVE: DEMENTIA
download the pdfThere are two purposes to completing an Advance Directive for Receiving Oral Food and Fluids In Dementia. The first is to document your wishes about when to stop efforts to provide assisted oral feeding because of an advanced dementia. The second is to ensure that your appointed health care agent is empowered to honor and implement those choices if you suffer from advanced dementia.