Where to Turn

Aging with Dignity
Attn: Paul Malley
P.O. Box 1661
Tallahassee, FL 32302
(888) 5-WISHES
Offers “Five Wishes” advance directive form, which can be downloaded. Honored in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

Americans for Better Care of the Dying
4125 Albemarle Street NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 895-9485
Does public advocacy on patient care, policy and regulatory issues; is a good source of referrals relating to serious, chronic and fatal illness concerns.

Partnership for Caring:
America’s Voices for the Dying
1035 30th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(800) 989-9455
Offers assistance in obtaining, preparing and using advance directives.

RAND Center to Improve Care of the Dying
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 413-1100, ext. 5457
Is geared toward the academic research community; offers referrals for public to experts; provides speakers on medical, ethical, spiritual and policy end-of-life issues.

Union of American Hebrew Congregations – Department of Jewish Family Concerns
633 3rd Avenue
7th floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 650-4000
Offers “A Time to Prepare,” the UAHC booklet on end of life issues.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Book Service
155 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(800) 594-5617
Offers “Jewish Medical Directives on Health Care,” an advance directive issued by the Rabbinical Assembly and approved by the Conservative movement.

Glossary adapted from material from the Partnership For Caring.

Reporting on caregiving issues made possible by the Grotta Foundation for Senior Care.