THE JOURNEY OF AGING RESOURCE GUIDE

END OF LIFE

 

Below are resources listed by category. 

Click on the category to access the listings.

It is a fact. All of us will die. Visit Essential Preparation to find additional information about planning your exit strategy.
 

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS

Direct emergency medical technicians, first responders, and emergency healthcare facilities’ personnel. See also the Advance Care Directives in the Essential Preparation section or Legal in the General section to set up advance healthcare directives which can detail your wishes when you are unable.

 

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS (DNR) INFO

(608) 266-1568

dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/dnr.htm

 

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

 

FOSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE

(608) 661-3678 or (844) 363-7193

fosterfuneralhomes.com

 

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716

(608) 221-5420

gundersonfh.com

Dedicated to meeting the wishes of the families that we serve. Our priority is to provide personalized and meaningful celebrations of life at a fair value. We offer comfort and attention that our clients deserve, and support them in one of the most difficult times in their lives.

 

WALKING EACH OTHER HOME

(608) 444-8327

walkingeachotherhomemadison.org

facebook.com/walkingeachotherhomemadison

Information and support for those considering home funerals and natural burials. Educating and empowering families, individuals, and communities in preparing and caring for their own after death.

GRIEF & SPIRITUAL SUPPORT

 

AGRACE 

(608) 276-4660 

agrace.org/griefgroups

 

AGRACE GRIEF SUPPORT CENTER

2906 Marketplace Dr., Fitchburg 53719

(608) 327-7110

agrace.org/griefcenter

Anyone is welcome to come to the Agrace Grief Support Center for guidance and support after loss, regardless if the person who died had hospice. We serve both adults and children, so many of our spaces are designed to help kids feel comfortable. 

 

THE GREAT CIRCLE COLLABORATIVE

(608) 444-8327

Find us on Facebook.

 

GRIEF MINISTRY

(608) 257-3577

bethel-madison.org/grief-ministry

 

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716

(608) 221-5420

gundersonfh.com

The death of someone we love leads us on a journey that most of us would not choose: a journey through grief. Gunderson Funeral Home hopes that, as you walk and work through this time of loss, you have the care and support that you need for this to be a healing journey. 

 

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI

healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com

  

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000

Madison 53718

(608) 819-0033

heartlandhospice.com/madison 

Heartland Hospice offers unique bereavement services with professional bereavement counselors and supervised volunteers who offer support to individuals and families who have experienced loss. We assist families and loved ones with emotional support and help them cope with their feelings. 

 

PERSEPHONE’S GARDEN

(608) 444-8327

persephonesgarden.life

facebook.com/persephones-garden

Cultivating critical skills of living and dying:

•    Workshops, presentations, and teachings around aging, illness, death, and grief

•    Ritual and ceremonial event planning

•    Personal support and guidance 

 

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

(800) 924-2273

ssmhealthathomewi.com

 

HOSPICE CARE

Provides pain relief, comfort, symptom management, and supportive services to individuals who usually have six months or less to live. Typically, care is provided by a team consisting of a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aide, and trained volunteers. The team works together to focus on the dying person’s and their family’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. This level of care can be provided in one’s residence (collaborating with the home health agencies/medical care), at most hospitals (collaborating with your hospital team), at most nursing homes, and at an inpatient hospice facility.

 

AGRACE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE 

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711

(608) 276-4660

info@agrace.org

agrace.org

Agrace is a nonprofit hospice dedicated to providing expert physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families dealing with serious illness. We provide comprehensive services in patients’ homes, our inpatient units, and skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities. 

 

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000

Madison 53718

(608) 819-0033

heartlandhospice.com/madison 

Heartland Hospice provides care wherever you call home. Our caregivers help create individualized care plans, set personal goals, and manage pain and symptoms. Every patient has unique needs, so the care we give each patient and family is different. 

 

SSM HEALTH AT HOME 

(877) 356-4514

info@hhuvns.org 

ssmhealthathomewi.com 

We are a nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to helping patients facing terminal illness achieve the best quality of life possible. Our caregivers work closely with patients and families to develop a plan of care to keep patients comfortable at home.

 

HOSPICE INPATIENT FACILITIES

 

DON & MARILYN ANDERSON HOSPICECARE CENTER AND ELLEN & 

PETER JOHNSON HOSPICECARE RESIDENCE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711

(608) 276-4660

info@agrace.org

agrace.org

The Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center and the Ellen & Peter Johnson HospiceCare Residence in Madison combine state-of-the-art technology with a beautiful, homelike setting. General inpatient care, respite care, and residential care are all offered at Agrace.