Advance Directives Links & Resources
- Honoring Choices Massachusetts– Dedicated to informing & empowering adults to make health care choices that are right for them in a personalized health care plan. See their Getting Started Tool Kit and Next Steps Tool Kits to start your personal health care plan.
- Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care– Formed by more than 60 Massachusetts based organizations, which are committed to ensuring that everyone in Massachusetts is able to voice their goals, values and preferences for their health care at all stages of life and in all aspects of their care.
- The Conversation Project – Dedicated to helping individuals have a conversation about their wishes for end of life care. They provide the following tool kits Conversation Starter Kit, Conversation Project Starter Kit- Alzheimer’s a kit specifically designed to help families and loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, as well as a kit discussing How to Choose a Health Care Proxy & How to Be a Health Care Proxy
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health– Dedicated to providing individuals with serious advancing illness the information about the range of choices for their care so that they and their advocates can make educated healthcare choices. Massachusetts Department of Public Health created a brochure called “Know Your Choices: A Guide for Patients with Advancing Serious Illness” which is translated into Arabic, Cape Verdean, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.