In New York State



A New Yorker's Guide to End of Life Planning Options and Rights by EOLCNY

View in a browser or download as a PDF A comprehensive review of advance care planning, advance directives, palliative care, hospice, end of life options, patient rights, and caregiver options. Includes a glossary, resource list, and copies of advance directives.

End of Life Choices New York - An Overview

One page (pdf for download) For more than two decades, End of Life Choices New York (EOLCNY) has worked to achieve better care and choices for the dying through advocacy, education, and counseling.

Summary: PCIA & PCAA

2-page (pdf for download) New York Palliative Care Information Act and Palliative Care Access Act Summary, from End of Life Choices New York, and the Westchester End-of-Life Coalition

Summary: VSED

Four-page (pdf for download) An Overview Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) What you need to know about this legal option to hasten death.

Summary: Hospice

2-page (pdf for download) An Overview What is hospice? Who is on the hospice team? Where is hospice care provided? Who is eligible for hospice?

Palliative Care 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.

Cuidados Paliativos en el Estado de Nueva York

Cuidados Paliativos en el Estado de Nueva York (pdf para descargar) Colectivo para los Cuidados Paliativos en colaboración con sus socios End of Life Choices New York y Centro Geriátrico Finger Lakes de la Universidad de Rochester.

Advanced Directive: Dementia

(PDF for download) Two purposes: 1) to document your wishes about when to stop efforts to provide assisted oral feeding because of an advanced dementia, and 2) to ensure that your appointed health care agent is empowered to honor and implement those choices.

Health Care Proxy Form for download

New York State Health Care Proxy Form The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. .


Caring Kind

CaringKind provides information and counseling to caregivers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. With over 30 years of experience, we work directly with our community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia.

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State 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.