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End of Life Care

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  • Burial Benefits (4)
    NS-1000

    Burial Benefits

    NS-1000

    Public programs that pay a portion of the funeral expenses of individuals who qualify, i.e., persons entitled to Social Security and/or veteran benefits.
  • Burial Services (10)
    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.
  • Estate Planning Assistance (11)
    FT-2700

    Estate Planning Assistance

    FT-2700

    Programs that offer a review of options and assistance to people who want to provide for the administration and/or protection of their assets during their lifetime, develop a plan for managing their finances in the event of a disabling illness, prepare binding instructions for the health care they wish to receive or avoid should they become terminally ill, make arrangements for the disposition of their assets with a minimum amount of taxation upon their death and provide for the administration of their estate should their spouse or other beneficiaries be incapable of managing their affairs. Estate planning provides an opportunity for individuals to make their wishes known and to name the person(s) who will be responsible for carrying out those directives. Tools available during the estate planning process include a Last Will and Testament, durable power of attorney for health care, durable financial power of attorney and a directive to physicians such as a living will, natural death directive or other state-recognized document. A revocable living trust may also be appropriate in some circumstances.
  • Hospice Care (11)
    LT-3000

    Hospice Care

    LT-3000

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services for terminally ill individuals 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. Hospice care may be provided at home, in a freestanding hospice facility, a hospice unit of a hospital or in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. In order to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement, an individual must have a life threatening illness and must be certified by their physician to have entered the last six months of life.
  • National Cemeteries (1)
    PB-1400.6000

    National Cemeteries

    PB-1400.6000

    A system of cemeteries, soldiers' lots and monument sites administered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in which members of the armed forces, veterans discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, and designated family members can be interred. Also eligible for burial are members of the reserve components of the armed forces, the Army and Air National Guard, and Reserve Officers Training Corps who die while on active duty or training for performing these services, or who have 20 years of service in the reserve components of the armed forces creditable for retired pay. Services include the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, headstones and markers, and perpetual care.
  • Oral History Programs (2)
    TA-3000.5900

    Oral History Programs

    TA-3000.5900

    Programs that conduct taped interviews with people to collect material that may not be found in written form and exists mainly in the memories of participants with the objective of compiling a history that describes the significant and/or ordinary detail of individual, family or community life. Oral history programs are frequently offered by universities, aging-related programs or individual writers; and may focus on a particular era or event in an effort to capture the memories of those with firsthand experience or may simply record a family history that may be published in the form of the individual's memoirs.
  • Palliative Care (3)
    LT-6650

    Palliative Care

    LT-6650

    Programs that provide for the comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and existential needs of patients with the objective of helping them achieve the best possible quality of life through relief of suffering, control of symptoms and restoration of functional capacity while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices. The focus of palliative care is on people with incurable, progressive illnesses who are in the early stages of their illness. Palliative care may be provided in a wide variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing facilities, hospice facilities and the person's own home; and may be coordinated with other services including curative therapies.
  • Veterinary Services (3)
    PD-9000

    Veterinary Services

    PD-9000

    Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for animals who have illnesses, injuries or emotional problems; and which euthanize animals who are aged or in severe pain because of untreatable health problems. Preventive care is generally also available.
  • Wish Foundations (1)
    LH-6300.9500

    Wish Foundations

    LH-6300.9500

    Programs that grant wishes which will enrich the lives of people who are unable to fulfill them on their own, e.g., a visit to Disneyland, an opportunity to meet a film star or sports personality or a reunion with family members. Also included are programs that arrange trips or other experiences for individuals and groups. Most wish fulfillment programs serve children and adults who are terminally or gravely ill. Other populations may include seniors, veterans and individuals who are chronically or seriously ill, physically challenged or abused.
 
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