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Advance Care Planning

Find out how to get your health care wishes and legal documents in place before a crisis. Learn about health care proxies and advance directives, such as a living will, durable power of attorney, and other advance care planning documents. http://www.nia.nih.gov/contact/stay-connected

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Keywords: Advance Directives, Legal Planning, End of Life

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Get your legal and financial affairs in order before a medical emergency happens. Read about legal documents such as advance directives, find out what other papers to have on hand, and learn why it’s important to let family or friends know where to find these items.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: End of Life, Financial Planning, Legal Planning, Advance Directives

Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Find information for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers about healthcare and financial planning, advance directives, and where to go for legal help. Also includes a list of steps to take and other resources for advance planning.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Legal Planning, Financial Planning, End of Life

There's No Place Like Home - For Growing Old

As people get older, health issues may make it more difficult to live at home and stay independent. Find suggestions and resources, from assistive devices to long-term care, to help make living at home convenient, safe, and affordable for aging adults.

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Keywords: Assistive Devices, Retirement, Safety, Home Care, Long-Term Care

End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care

This 68-page guide discusses key issues at the end of life. Topics include finding hospice care, what happens at the time of death, managing grief, and preparing advance directives along with resources for more information.

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Keywords: End of Life, Advance Directives, Palliative Care

Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

Learn about the different types of nursing homes and what to consider when choosing a nursing home. Find tips on affording nursing-home care and resources that can help you compare the options.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes

Organ Donation and Transplantation for Older Donors and Recipients—Resources from the U.S. Government

Find how to be an organ donor or receive transplants as an older adult, as well as government & other resources on organ donation and transplantation.


Keywords: Advance Directives, End of Life, Financial Planning, Health Care, Legal Planning, Surgery, Treatment, organ donation

Growing Older in America: The Health and Retirement Study

Read about the NIA-sponsored Health and Retirement Study, which collects data on the combined health and economic conditions of older Americans. Explore questions from the Study and get a snapshot of findings based on the Study.

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Keywords: Health and Retirement Study (HRS), Economics, Retirement, Statistics, Demography