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In partnership with Growth House, Inc., we are offering their award-winning search engine which offers access to a comprehensive collection of reviewed resources for end-of-life care. This unique search engine is tailored for specific topics making your search yield more targeted information.
Growth House, Inc. Search

Growth House, Inc. is a non-profit organization and online gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life care. Their primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.

Growth House, Inc. has pioneered the Inter-Institutional Collaborating Network On End Of Life Care (IICN) which links major organizations internationally. The IICN offers healthcare professionals multidisciplinary conferences, mailing lists, and online discussions covering all aspects of end of life care.

Toll-Free Hot- Line Numbers

National Caregivers Referral Information Line
1-800-677-1116

www.aoa.dhhs.gov
This toll-free number is run by the federal government‚s Administration on Aging and will connect people to local referral numbers for all kinds of resources for caregivers.

Advance Directives Information Line
1-800-989-9455

www.partnershipforcaring.org
This toll-free number is run by the non-profit organization Partnership for Caring. They can provide state-specific information about advance directives.

Family Caregiver Alliance
1-800-445-8106
www.caregiver.org
This toll-free number is run by the Family Caregiver Alliance. They have developed a "fact sheet" for consumers.

California Department on Aging Information Line
1-800-510-2020

This toll-free number is run by the California Department on Aging. They can provide information and referrals to agencies in California.

Web Resources

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
www.aahsa.org

AARP
www.aarp.org/caregive/home.htm

California Coalition for Compassionate Care
www.finalchoices.calhealth.org

ElderCare Online
www.ec-online.net

ElderWeb
www.elderweb.com

Final Thoughts
www.finalthoughts.com

Growth House, Inc.
www.growthhouse.org

Home Care Companions
www.homecarecompanions.org

Last Acts
www.lastacts.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Eldercare Locator
www.n4a.org

National Hospice Organization Website
www.nho.org

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
www.pbs.org/onourownterms

Partnership for Caring
www.partnershipforcaring.org

Resource Center Library on Aging, University of California-Berkeley socrates.berkeley.edu/~aging

Sacramento Healthcare Decisions
www.sachealthdecisions.org

SeniorResource.com
www.seniorresource.com

Spiritual Care Program
www.spcare.org

Zen Hospice Project
www.zenhospice.org


Additional Resources

Graceful Passages
www.gracefulpassages.com
Graceful Passages has developed a CD of music and the foremost experts in the field speaking candidly about key elements of the dying process. Music from Graceful Passages was included in the With Eyes Open program: "Grief and Healing".

Tibet House
www.tibethouse.org
Founded by Robert Thurman, Tibet House New York is part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions committed to presenting Tibetan civilization, its profound wisdom and special art of freedom, to the people of the world as a means of preservation.


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