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"AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives."
"Award-winning research site for professionals and family members looking for information on aging, eldercare, and long term care, including information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, policy, research, and statistics."
"Seasoned Times is all about celebrating the "seasoned times" of life and encouraging positive, healthy aging. The Seasoned Times family is made up of our visitors, supporters, contributors, advocates, friends, as well as the people who actually put the site together."
About.com website for seniors.
Advanced Care Planning
"Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal, and are based on your values and beliefs. Talking with your loved ones, your healthcare providers, and even your friends are all important steps to make your wishes known."
"Using film to inspire person centered care."
"Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of coming to understand, reflect on, discuss and plan for a time when you cannot make your own medical decisions. The process is crucial to assist those closest to you and your physician(s) to provide you the best care when you cannot make your own decisions."
"Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make his or her own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, making healthcare plans for the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, even when doctors and family members are making the decisions for you."
"Five Wishes helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It deals with all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual."
"Advance care planning reduces uncertainty about how you want to be cared for at the end of life. By making choices in advance, many patients find peace of mind and assurance knowing their desires will be carried out in the event of a medical crises."
A PDF version of the Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form