Death

Martha's Vineyard

Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home
Phone: 508-693-1495
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HopeHealth / HopeHospice
Stacie Madden
Phone: 800-642-2423
Fax: 508-957-0229
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Hope Hospice is here to provide trusted care and support. With over 30 years of experience caring for thousands of people coping with life-limiting illness — we’re here for you, wherever you are, whenever you need us... See More

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard
Terre Young
Phone: 508-693-0189
Fax: 508-693-7229
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Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is dedicated to a singular mission: To offer free, quality hospice care and counseling services to all those facing serious illness and death... See More

Martha's Vineyard Times Support Group Listings
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Weekly listings and contact information for support groups on Martha’s Vineyard. 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

The National Widowers' Organization
Frederick Spero
Phone: 1-800-309-3658
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The National Widowers’ Organization educates the public about the special needs of men who have lost their spouse or life partner... See More

Threshold Choir
Cheryl Burns
Phone: 508-693-8214
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Our goal is to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying. A calm and focused presence at the bedside, with gentle voices, simple songs, and sincere kindness, can be soothing and reassuring to clients, family, and caregivers alike... See More

Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod
Dianne Kolb
Phone: 800-631-3900
Fax: 508-771-3707
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At the VNA of Cape Cod, our goal is to provide comprehensive home health and hospice services that enable individuals – from newborns to the elderly – to receive care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes... See More

Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Phone: 508-696-6465
Fax: 508-696-8004
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Windemere is a skilled nursing facility located on the campus of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital... See More

Off Island

Casper Funeral & Cremation Services
Phone: 800-314-1890
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Casper Funeral & Cremation Services provides Massachusetts families low cost cremation with no extra charges... See More

Death Cafe
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At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’... See More

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts
Phone: 617-859-7990
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As a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral, including directories for green burials and family-directed and home Funerals–the Funeral Consumers Alliance: Provides members with information about laws, practices and forms pertaining to death, burial, cremation, anatomical gifts and related subjects... See More

HopeHealth
Stacie Madden
Phone: 800-642-2423
Fax: 508-957-0229
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HopeHealth has been enhancing the quality of life for people experiencing serious illness and loss for more than 35 years... 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

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

The Conversation Project
Harriet Warshaw
Phone: 617-301-4868
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The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care... 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