Info for Caregivers/Patients
Caregiver Action Network - This link will take you to discussion forums on a variety of caregiving topics. Here you can connect with other individuals facing similar situations, share your experiences, and offer and receive support.
MyCareCommunity – Find support, information and discussion boards for caregivers. This site is from Enclara Health, a healthcare resource organization, focused exclusively on providing clarity, direction and support for individuals and their families coping with declining health and serious illness.
Caregiver.org – Family Caregiver Alliance offers tools and information about caregiving, coping, and where to find help.
Caringinfo.org – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides through this website, Caring Connections, a wealth of information on many issues, including caregiving, surrounding the end of life.
Caringresources.org – Published by the Compassionate Care Alliance, which is funded by Hospice Foundation, this site has links to articles and other information surrounding serious illness and the end of life. It also has links and information about organizations in its local area, Monterey and San Benito counties, Calif., that can offer help.
PartnershipforParents.org – Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, funded by Hospice Foundation, has created this website for parents of children who are seriously or terminally ill. It helps guide parents through the stages of their child’s illness.
Audio Topics (Downloadable)
Track One MP3: 9:30
All About Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives
Featuring Nicholas C. Fantl, Johnson Fantl & Associates, LLP, Attorneys-at-Law, Monterey, Calif.
Explanation of these documents, how they differ, how to use them when outlining one’s wishes for care at the end of life. Also discusses the roles and responsibilities of health care agents in implementing your health care wishes when you are unable to speak or advocate for yourself.
Track Three MP3: 8:20
All About Conservatorships
Featuring attorney Lynn Moser, Carmel, Calif.
Discusses the various types of conservatorships, arrangements in which a person is appointed by the court to represent another person who is unable, due to illness, incapacity or other reason, to make personal or financial decisions on his or her own behalf. Covers who can be a conservator, how one is established, and the rights and responsibilities of a conservator.
Track Four MP3: 9:36
Where Does One Start to Look at Senior Living Alternatives?
Featuring estate planning attorney Kelly Vasquez, Monterey, Calif.
Discusses the general categories of elder living arrangements and the advantages and disadvantages of each. General discussion, including cost considerations, of aging in place at home, residential care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities, such as board and care residential care.