Resources for End of Life Care


Passing On Resource Guide

Printable Resource Guide A workbook to accompany Passing On as a resource for members of the community to make informed decisions for end-of-life planning.

Talking About End of Life Care Planning

Pima Council on Aging End of Life Care Planning

The Conversation Project: Your Conversation Starter Kit A 4-step resource guide to planning and having a conversation about end of life care

Let's Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial, and End of Life Issues Why to plan for end of life and how to start; incudes legal, financial and medical care planning from Eldercare Locator, Department of Health and Human Services

Stanford Letter Writing The Stanford Letter Project will help you write a simple letter to your doctor about your values and life goals.

Creating an End of Life Care Plan: Comprehensive Tools

Five Wishes Workbook and official forms for planning end of life care

Your Life Your Choices Comprehensive user-friendly workbook, often used in workshops for think¬ing about and creating an end of life care plan

Compassion and Choices Good-to-Go Toolkit Resource guide and companion workbook for end of life care

State of Arizona – Attorney General Official State of AZ forms are available from the AZ Attorney General’s website

State of Arizona – Secretary of State Provides information about the Arizona Advance Directive Registry: how to file your advance directives in a secure location and provide easy access to your end of life wishes for your powers of attorney and health care provider

End of Life Care Coalition Member Resources

Casa de la Luz Foundation Provides supplemental support for hospice patients, family and loved ones during end of life care

Interfaith Community Services Provides workshops in faith-based settings regarding end of life care planning and resources for more information on comprehensive care planning on above website

AZ Connected Care Provides care coordination and end of life planning education resources to primary care providers in the community

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona Provides workshops on preparing Ethical Wills

Life Work Transitions Offers individual consultation on making successful transitions into "retirement." Writing groups for memoir and legacy help individuals prepare for meaningful passages

Family Services

Eldercare Mediation Helps family members make agreements for end of life care planning

Elder Circles Provides a forum for elders to discuss aging and end of life issues with peers

Paige Ahead: Healthcare Education & Consulting Local expert Paige Hector provides education and consulting on advance care planning and initiating difficult conversations through on-site consultation, staff training and seminars

Pathways Education and Consultation in End of Life Care Local expert Tani Bahti provides comprehensive education and workshops about end of life issues and free information to assist in care planning

Community Partners

Pima Council on Aging Provides assistance with advance directive completion and information and referral to community based and web based resources for end of life care planning

AZ Caregiver

Tucson Medical Center Hospice

UA's Psychology Department: Annual Conference on Successful Aging

Other Online Tools

Southwest Folklife Alliance Promotes end-of-life planning from perspectives of Tucson's diverse cultures; published Continuum: Multicultural Practices in Grief and End of Life available from above website

National Council on Aging Provides relevant news, nutritional information, health improvement, and fall prevention in English and Spanish

Administration on Aging Offers information on health, prevention, and wellness programs, elder rights services, the National Family Caregiver Support Program, nutrition services, and support services.

Eldercare Locator Aids older adults and their families in finding reliable care and services like transportation, homecare, long term care planning, and advance care planning.

California Department of Aging Users can find local services online or by phone, along with useful information on various assistance programs.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Disease-Related Groups

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

National Kidney Foundation

National Stroke Association

Advance Directives

U.S. National Library of Medicine Advanced Directives Information


Casa de la Luz Hospice

National Hospice Organization

Organ & Tissue Donation

Coalition on Organ & Tissue

Funerals & Cremation

National Funeral Directors Association

Neptune Society (cremation)


Gunderson Health System Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning Helping hospitals implement evidence-based advanced care planning