THE JOURNEY OF AGING RESOURCE GUIDE
Below are resources listed by category.
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Something could happen to you today; therefore, plan for your future now. Eliminate uncertainties regarding end of life wishes and protect yourself with these crucial materials. Your loved ones will be grateful.
ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES
An advance healthcare directive is also know as a living will. It is important to put your legal and medical preferences in writing. Visit the Legal category in the General section for assistance to learn about the important options you have to protect your wishes if and when you are unable.
WISCONSIN MEDICAL SOCIETY
Have a plan in place before an emergency. Communicate your plans with family, friends, and neighbors.
PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT
with first aid supplies, blankets or sleeping bag, battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, and weather radio.
If you have a pet, plan ahead for pet needs, including supplies of food and water and a pet carrier.
Have prescription medications and any special medical supplies ready.
Place the following items in a plastic, lidded container:
• Three-day supply of water (about five gallons for each person)
• Three-day supply of nonperishable food
• Three-day supply of high-energy foods, such as granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter, jelly, and crackers
You can find more information on emergency plans and supply kits at ready.gov.
See also Legal category in the General section.
HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC
5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716
Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Substantial expertise includes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).
NENNIG LAW OFFICES, LLC
WISPACT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE
MARY’S DAUGHTER LLC
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Bureau of Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911, Madison 53708
Do you have an unresolved disagreement with a business? Do you have questions about a bill, contract, or your rental agreement? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to file a complaint or obtain an informational brochure, like the Wisconsin Consumer Guide or the Landlord Tenant Guide.
Important piece of the aging process but often overlooked or neglected. Visit with professionals to know your options so you can make decisions rather than having decisions made for you by others.
CRESS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE
Locations to serve throughout Dane County
Cress has been serving and supporting families in their time of loss for more than 150 years. Traditional funerals; cremation, including viewing and witness in our custom viewing suite; and natural burials. We serve all faith communities and are knowledgeable on their different customs. Modern facilities. Preplanning available.
GUNDERSON LIFE CELEBRATION CENTERS
5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716
Prearranging is simple and the benefit to loved ones is well recognized. Preplanning allows you to express your own wishes and prearranging removes the financial burden from your family. Your funeral plan is transferable in case you move away. By relieving your family of decisions at a difficult time, you are showing your love and respect for their needs.
AMERICAN TISSUE SERVICES FOUNDATION - MADISON
RTI DONOR SERVICES
UW HEALTH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION
WISCONSIN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION PROGRAM