National Healthcare Decisions Day: National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for 2016 is "It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late."
AARP: AARP features an End-of-Life Planning resource center with perspectives on starting advance care planning discussions, facilitating discussions with adult children about end of life planning, frequently asked questions and considerations for siblings planning care for parents.
The Conversation Project: encourages Americans to host a dinner party - breaking bread and taboos - to discuss their end of life wishes.
Death over Dinner: ready for that dinner party? This website will help you plan it, down to the invites and homework assignments for each guest. The site's planning tool includes carefully curated written and audio/visual materials that will help you and your dinner guests have a productive conversation.
Hospice of Cincinnati/Conversations of a Lifetime: Learn to talk about the end of life. Conversations of a Lifetime is Hospice’s grassroots community engagement campaign that includes tips and tools to start the conversation and resources for taking action.
Help with Advance Directive forms
Pro Seniors: Complete Advance Directive kits for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
Choices:Living Well at the End of Life: A complete advance directives kit for Ohio residents compiled by the Midwest Care Alliance. The kit is available to download and print, or you can request a copy by mail. The site also includes a series of FAQs and a webinar about Advance Directives.
American Hospital Association: Put it in Writing Questions and Answers on Advance Directives
Aging with Dignity: The Five Wishes document helps individuals express care options and preferences. The advance directive meets the legal requirements in most states and is available in 20 languages for a nominal fee.
American Bar Association Advance Care Planning Toolkit
MyDirectives.com/ADVault, Inc.: MyDirectives.com, a service of ADVault, Inc., is a free online platform that allows consumers to digitize your voices and treatment priorities in a comprehensive legal advance care plan that is secure in the cloud and available 24/7 anywhere in the world to you, your loved ones and your medical providers. MyDirectives also features a Discussion Guide and Conversation Starters to help people have discussions with doctors, family and healthcare agents. The new MyDirectives MOBILE App makes users’ emergency advance care plans accessible even when their iPhones are locked.
Visit our Resource Dircectory for additional information on end-of-life planning, advance directives, and other legal assistance and resources.