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
hahwi.info@ssmhealth.com
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.