Advance Care Planning Community Resources
Creating an advance directive involves taking time to think about what type of care you want or do not want and having a conversation about your wishes with your family, physician, and loved ones.
In your community, there are resources to help you with this process, including your:
- Hospital social work department
- Local physician's office
- Senior citizen center
- Town office
These offices can assist you in obtaining and completing your advance directive. Advance care planning documents are available in languages other than English through the Office of Care Management and on the websites listed below: (will open in a new window)
- Advance Directive volunteer assistants can be contacted through the Office of Care Management, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center offers assistance to older adults in completing the appropriate forms for New Hampshire and Vermont. The Center is open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located at 46 Centerra Parkway, 2nd Floor in Lebanon, NH.
Download advance care planning documents
- NH Advance Directives:
New Hampshire Foundation for Healthy Communities: This foundation, based in Concord, NH, offers an array of health-related community initiatives for the state, including advance care planning resources. Download their "Advance Care Planning Guide" for all the necessary documents.
- VT Advance Directives:
Put It in Writing: Maintained by the American Hospital Association, this comprehensive site about advance care planning offers forms to download, reference information, a glossary of terms related to the process, as well as Spanish language content.
- U.S. Living Will Registry: This website is maintained by an organization that maintains electronic storage of advance directives. There is a one-time fee to register.
- Vermont Ethics Network: This site is maintained by a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people understand ethics and values as they relate to health care.