Local resources

Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association 

Statewide organization helping to ensure Oregonians can access high-quality hospice and palliative care as they near the end of life.

Aging, Disability and Veterans Services

Serves older adults (60 years and older), people with disabilities (18 years and older), and veterans. Helps individuals identify resources to enable and promote independence, dignity and choice.

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Works to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the lives of all Oregonians.


The state’s largest nonprofit Medicaid plan, CareOregon serves Oregon Health Plan and Medicare members. It builds individual well-being and community health through shared learning and innovation.

Alzheimer’s Association (OR)

Works to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Death Talk Project

Organizes workshops, rituals, Death Cafes, a monthly movie night, and other events to help people have an honest conversation about how we die, how we mourn, and how we care for and remember our dead.


Works to enhance the lives of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development. 

National resources

American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Serving the needs of thousands of physicians and related professionals and agencies interested in improving the care of patients in the home.

The Conversation Project

A nonprofit dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

Home Centered Care Institute

Partners with health systems and independent practices to achieve health care’s Triple Aim: developing effective, efficient approaches to home-based medical care, delivering vastly superior patient experiences, improving patient outcomes and reducing the overall cost of care.

Independence at Home

A Medicare demonstration testing the effectiveness of delivering comprehensive primary care services at home and if doing so improves care for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Leads and mobilizes social change for improved care at the end of life.

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Promotes wider access to palliative care in hospitals and health systems throughout the United States.

Hospice Association of America

Provides leadership in the developing and applying hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. healthcare system and the role of hospice within it.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

The Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign supports the American people in preparing for, responding to and mitigating an emergency. FEMA’s explains how to assemble an emergency kit, what elements should be in your plan, and the importance of staying informed. Click the “Seniors” page for information especially useful to older adults. 


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