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End-of-Life Issues

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  • Bereavement Counseling (11)
    RP-1400.8000-100

    Bereavement Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-100

    Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for people who have recently lost a loved one. Included are counseling programs for widows and widowers, children who have lost a parent, parents who have lost a child and people who are in other similar situations.
  • Body Donations (1)
    LH-0500.1100

    Body Donations

    LH-0500.1100

    Programs that accept donated cadavers for anatomical study in medical schools or for use in medical research.
  • Burial Services (1)
    PB-5000.1000

    Burial Services

    PB-5000.1000

    Programs that provide interment services including preparation of interment space (grave site, crypt or niche) and arrangements for graveside ceremonies (committal services) which are held at the place of interment for individuals who have died. A person's remains may be interred immediately after death (immediate burial) or following formal viewing, visitation and/or a formal ceremony. Included are programs that provide simple and dignified services at little or no cost; programs that that provide funding for the burial or cremation of unidentified or unclaimed deceased persons, individuals with no immediate family who die without leaving an ascertainable estate sufficient to pay all or a part of the person's burial expenses, or individuals whose immediate family members are unable to pay for the burial; and programs that provide full cost burial services.
  • Death Certificates (9)
    DF-7000.1700-300

    Death Certificates

    DF-7000.1700-300

    Programs that issue, maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to or copies of the official documents that certify that an individual has died. Death certificates specify the cause of death and are generally signed by an attending or examining physician. Available in most jurisdictions are authorized copies which may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify Social Security and access other services related to an individual’s identity; and informational copies which cannot be used to establish identity. Only individuals designated by law have access to authorized copies of a person's death certificate.
  • Hospice Facilities (3)
    LT-3000.3000

    Hospice Facilities

    LT-3000.3000

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services in an inpatient or residential setting for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family.
  • In Home Hospice Care (6)
    LT-3000.3300

    In Home Hospice Care

    LT-3000.3300

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services in their own homes for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family.
  • Will Preparation Assistance (1)
    FT-2700.9500

    Will Preparation Assistance

    FT-2700.9500

    Programs that provide assistance on an individual or group basis for people who want to draft a Last Will and Testament which leaves instructions for the disposition of their property following their death and need assistance in ensuring that the document is properly written. Also included are programs that provide copies of the Last Will and Testament form that is valid in their jurisdiction.
 
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