End-of-Life Care Resources

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End-Of-Life Issues Some of the issues that people face at the end of their life include:

  • What measures should be taken to prolong or end one’s life?
  • Is there a way to alleviate pain and suffering?
  • What are the legal and financial ramifications of a death?
  • Is a will or a living will necessary?
  • How are expenses going to be paid?
  • How are the needs of family members being addressed?

Websites Offering Information for Dying People and Their Caregivers

  • https://www.nhpco.org/ – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) web site offers information and publications on a wide range of end-of-life issues such as caregiving, pain management, hospice care, advance directives, financial planning, and more.
  • https://www.nhpco.org/about/hospice-care – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. offers information for the dying person and the caregiver on pain, hospice services, living wills, bereavement, children, and other topics.
  • http://www.funerals.org – The Funerals Consumers Alliance advocates for affordable funerals. The website provides a directory of nonprofit funeral consumer groups and information on funerals, cemeteries, and crematories.

How to Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:

Search by service name:

Bereavement Counseling

General Bereavement Support Groups

Estate Planning Assistance

Hospice Care

Widow/Widower Support Groups