Legal and Advanced Care Planning

General Advanced Care Planning

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Advance Care Planning
This section of the AHRQ website provides information on research about preferences for care at the end of life.

The National Cancer Institute
This website provides information and a fact sheet on end of life decisions and patients’ rights.

Advance Directives

National Legal Resource Center
This federal website is the result of a collaborative effort developed by the Administration on Aging and several of its partners to provide legal support to the aging advocacy network.

Medline Plus
This website holds a directory of health topics and contains links to information about legal documents such as advance directives that allow you to convey your decisions about end of life care ahead of time.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s Caring Connections
This website, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides general information on Advance Directives as well as state specific formsthat you can download.

End of Life

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
This page of the AHRQ website provides research on preferences for care at end of life that can help guide your decision making.


Legal Assistance – Title III-B Providers
This section of the Administration on Aging website provides more information about legal assistance than is provided under Title III-B of the Older Americans Act. The Title III-B providers play a pivotal role in AoA legal assistance and elder rights programs., They have assisted with addressing improperly denied, reduced, or suspended public benefits; housing, and remediating; and preventing elder abuse.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging
This website offers information about decision making before a health crisis occurs as well as resources for legal help in each state including legal services funded through the Older Americans Act. It also provides a Consumer’s Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning.


National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information