Advance Care Planning

Martha's Vineyard

Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Rasheda Dickerson
Phone: 800-244-9023
Fax: 508-676-8657
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The Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services makes an outreach visit to Marthas Vineyard the first Monday of each month, rotating between Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) and the Up-Island Council on Aging in West Tisbury... See More

Private Practice / Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C.
Patricia Mello
Phone: 508-477-0267
Fax: 508-477-2952
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Patty Mello offers a free legal clinic monthly at the Up-Island Council on Aging... See More

Off Island

Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.
RJ Connelly, III
Phone: 401-724-9044
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Connelly Law Offices, Ltd. is an elder law firm that specializes in estate planning and probate law, as well as a variety of fiduciary services... See More

International End of Life Doula Association
Phone: 201-540-9049
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Birth doulas have been supporting women through childbirth since the 1980s. In 2003, Henry Fersko-Weiss, co-founder of INELDA, adapted the philosophy, tools, and approaches used by birth doulas to create a program with a new kind of doula, an end-of-life doula, to support and guide people through the dying process... See More

MassOptions
Phone: 1-844-422-6277 (MASS)
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MassOptions is an information and referral service of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services that connects elders, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers with agencies and organizations that can best meet their needs... See More

Massachusetts Health Care Proxy / Massachusetts Medical Society
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The Health Care Proxy is a simple document, legally valid in Massachusetts, which allows you to name someone (an “agent”) to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to make or communicate those decisions... See More

Massachusetts Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
Phone: 617-753-8066
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MOLST is a standardized medical order form for use by clinicians caring for patients with serious advancing illnesses... See More

Medline Plus / End of Life Issues
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Planning for the end of life can be difficult. But by deciding what end-of-life care best suits your needs when you are healthy, you can help those close to you make the right choices when the time comes... See More

NIH / End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care
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End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care is a publication is based on research, such as that supported by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, that hopes to make the unfamiliar territory of death slightly more comfortable for everyone involved... See More

Providence VA Medical Center
Phone: 401-457-3336 (M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
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The Providence VA Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts... See More

U.S. Living Will Registry
Phone: 1-800-LIV-WILL (1-800-548-9455)
Fax: 1-908-654-1919
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The mission of the U.S. Living Will Registry is to promote the use of advance directives through educational programs, and to make people’s health care choices available to their caregivers and families whenever and wherever they are needed, while maintaining the confidentiality of their information and documents... See More