State-Specific Advance Directives & Living Wills

Caring Connections is a national consumer and community engagement initiative encouraging people to:

  • Learn about options for end-of-life services and care
  • Implement plans to ensure wishes are honored
  • Voice decisions to family, friends and healthcare providers
  • Engage in personal or community efforts to improve end-of-life care


They provide a number of free resources on their website at, including:

  • State-specific advance directives
  • Easy to read publications on these and other topics:
    • Talking about end-of-life wishes
    • Supporting someone who is grieving
    • Caring for your loved ones
    • Talking to your doctor about pain or illness
    • Understanding hospice and palliative care services
    • Paying for long-term care
    • Caring for a seriously ill child

HelpLine – 800-658-8898

Knowledgeable and compassionate people to:

  • Provide a compassionate ear and answer questions on end-of-life issues;
  • Provide a variety of free consumer brochures, state-specific advance directives and contact information for community services.

Multilingual Line – 877-658-8896

Bi-lingual staff are available to assist callers with end-of-life care issues and send free materials in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese on a variety of end-of-life topics.

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