Services in Your Area
For comprehensive information about the broad range of services available in your part of the state, contact the Information and Assistance Director of your Regional Office on Aging.

Index of Topics
Care options
Bereavement Counselors
Do Not Resuscitate
Estate Planning Services
Family Caregivers Support Groups
Financial Assistance
Funerals & Memorial Services
Hospice Programs
Letter of Last Instruction
Meals on Wheels
Medical Consent Law
Organ Donations
Palliative Care
Senior Services
Telephone Reassurance

Watch for repeat broadcasts of this Bill Moyers series that examines the issues, obstacles and models for changing the way Americans approach the end of life.

NATIONAL WEB SITE has downloadable educational and outreach materials.


Durable Power of Attorney
Letter of Last Instruction
Living Will

LINKS to Other Sites of Interest

AARP (American Association for Retired Persons) is a membership organization for seniors. The AARP Foundation provides direct services to senior citizens, particularly in consumer advocacy, legal assistance, tax counseling, job training and placement, and healthcare and long term care information. AARP in Idaho

The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center's website provides information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Americans for Better Care of the Dying is an authoritative, fact-filled web site.

ElderWeb provides current news, information and a state-specific care provider search engine.

Funeral Consumers Alliance is a federation of nonprofit consumer information societies dedicated to a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.

Idaho Commission on Aging provides information and a coordinated system of services maximizing available family, community and public resources.

Living Will Registry provides a free confidential registry of advance directives which are available to hospitals 24 hours a day. Yearly renewal assures hospital personnel that the document is up to date.

Medicare information is available from the government.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

NOLO provides a good guide to living wills and legal issues.

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Funding for this landmark PBS series and the companion outreach campaign is provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The Fetzer Institute; The Nathan Cummings Foundation; The Kohlberg Foundation, Inc.; The Laurance S. Rockefeller Fund; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and Mutual of America Life Insurance Company.