Hospice Resources 


Five Wishes - link to forms
Five Wishes is used in all 50 states and in countries around the world. It meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in 42 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. In the other eight states your completed Five Wishes can be attached to your state’s required form. Five Wishes can be used in any part of the world as a helpful guide and documentation of your wishes. It is available in 28 languages. Select your state of residence to read more about Five Wishes in your state.

Advance Directives for Washington - link to the forms
End of Life Washington developed the combined Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive after years of committed research and development. It has been widely praised by health care professionals, advance planning advocates, and attorneys who specialize in elder law and estate planning. It is also endorsed by Senior Services.


Americans for Better Care of the Dying

Compassion in Dying

Dying Well

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and its companion foundation, the National Hospice Foundation, provide information on hospice care and other end-of-life issues.

The Public Broadcasting System’s On Our Own Terms series of videotapes may be available from the public library. PBS also offers a companion Web site to the series, which includes end-of-life tools and helpful information for the dying and their loved ones - On Our Own Terms Website