End of Life Decisions

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

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
Dr. Thomas Hallahan
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 Community Services (MVCS)
Phone: 508-693-7900
Fax: 508-693-7192
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) is a health, education and human services agency serving Islanders of every economic circumstance and offering services that would otherwise be unaffordable or completely unavailable... See More

Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program
Karen Dowd
Phone: 508-693-2999
Fax: 508-693-2199
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Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is a court-approved mediation program approved by the Commonwealth to handle cases referred by the District Court, Probate and Family Court, and the Superior Court on the Island... See More

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Rose Cogliano
Phone: 508-693-4509 x3
Fax: 508-693-7655
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The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging’s primary mission is to promote and provide programs and services that foster dignity, independence, and life long learning for elderly citizens... 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

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

Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders
Len Raymond
Phone: 978-970-0012
Fax: 978-970-0015
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Assist low and moderate income elder homeowners. HOME provides comprehensive in-home counseling on financial and homeownership issues to enable successful aging in place... 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