Listings for End of Life / Advance Directives
End of Life
Having conversation with family, your health care professionals, and close friends is important to planning your end of life care. Organizations, like PCOA, can help you begin those conversations and give you reliable information on filling out your advanced directives. These plans allow you to have the care and treatment that you would want in the event that you no longer have the ability to make the decisions on your own.
Advanced directives are documents that have your desired health care wishes in the event that you are no longer able to make those decisions yourself. Filing your advanced directives with the Arizona Attorney General's office is an important step to ensuring your wishes are upheld. It is also important to have conversations with your friends, family, and health care providers to ensure your wishes are respected.
Aging with Dignity, Inc.
P.O. Box 1661
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1661
(850) 681-2010Fax: (850) 681-2481
Aging with Dignity, Inc. is a non-profit organization helping people to develop their advanced directive plans. They produced the five wishes booklet, which is used in Arizona to express how an individual wants to be treated if they are seriously ill and unable to speak for themselves. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in Arizona. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences.
M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
$5 per copy
$1 per copy when ordering 25 or more copies
Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS)
4301 E. 5th St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
JFCS provides services for older adults age 60+ including counseling, guardianship, cancer support, durable medical equipment, care management, Jewish emergency financial assistance, domestic abuse services, end of life resources, advance directives, minor home repairs, accessibility, and more. JFCS accepts AHCCCS plans and most major health insurance companies.
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
1100 New Jersey Ave. SE., Ste 350
Washington, DC 20003
n4a advocates on behalf of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American aging programs offer training and educational events and work to drive excellence in the fields of information and referral/assistance, transportation, dementia-friendly communities, social engagement, and business acumen.
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)
End of Life Initiative
8467 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
PCOA provides end of life workshops, presentations, trainings, information on hospice, one on one coaching assistance with advance directives. Services are available by phone, in community settings, and by appointment at either of PCOA's facilities.
M - F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Conversation Project
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
53 State St., 19th Fl.
Boston, MA 02109
The Conversation Project is a national initiative with free resources to help people have difficult conversations about wishes and preferences for end of life care.