Planning Ahead

Category: Information & Resources

End-of-life care isn't an easy topic, but it's an important one. These resources will help you address and document your loved one’s wishes and provide information on palliative and hospice care.

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Aging with Dignity

Aging with Dignity is a trusted source of information regarding end-of-life care and provides helpful tools and documents.

Five Wishes

Five Wishes was created by Aging with Dignity and is the most widely used advanced directive or living will in the country.


MyDirectives is an online form that lets you list your end-of-life wishes and save your document online, so doctors and hospitals can find it easily.

Hospice Care Benefits

This document provides more information about what hospice care is and how the Medicare hospice benefits work.

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

You and your doctor can use this form, available from the California Department of Public Health, to document your wishes for end-of-life care.

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project is dedicated to making it easier for loved ones to discuss end-of-life care earlier.