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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
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
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
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

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


California Coalition for Compassionate Care

ElderCare Online


Final Thoughts

Growth House, Inc.

Home Care Companions

Last Acts

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Eldercare Locator

National Hospice Organization Website

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying

Partnership for Caring

Resource Center Library on Aging, University of California-Berkeley

Sacramento Healthcare Decisions

Spiritual Care Program

Zen Hospice Project

Additional Resources

Graceful Passages
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
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.

Resources for Teachers and Parents

Our list of age appropriate books, movies, and websites for youth.

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