Listings for End of Life Planning / End of Life Care Planning

End of Life Planning

Having conversations with family, health care professionals, and close friends are important for planning your end-of-life care. Organizations like PCOA can help you begin those conversations and give you reliable information on filling out your advanced directives. In addition, these plans allow you to have the care and treatment you would want if you no longer can make the decisions on your own. The sub-categories here will assist you in this process. In the future, the Arizona Advance Directive Registry will be hosted and maintained by a healthcare organization called Health Current. As a result, a person’s end-of-life care plans will be accessible by healthcare professionals as part of their electronic health record.

End of Life Care Planning

End-of-life care plans, or advanced directives, are documents that describe your desired health care wishes if you can no longer make or express those decisions yourself. It is important to have heartfelt conversations with your friends, family, and health care providers to ensure the wishes described in your end-of-life care plan are both understood and honored. End-of-life care planning specialists can assist you in clarifying your values and wishes, identifying the people that can best represent you and your wishes, complete your advance directives, and, if desired, file your plan with the Arizona Advance Directive Registry. In the future, the Arizona Advance Directive Registry will be hosted and maintained by a healthcare organization called Health Current. A person’s end-of-life care plans will be accessible by healthcare professionals as part of their electronic health record. Personalized coaching is provided to assist you with your unique situations and preferences.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories

Coalition for African American Health and Wellness

Advance Care Planning

P.O. Box 85424
Tucson, AZ 85754

(800) 567 8899

CAAHW provides Advance Care Planning workshops and individualized assistance to complete advance directive documents. This is an important part of fulfilling our mission to promote healthy living (recognizing the impact of lifestyle, genetics, and environment), provide educational resources, and improve the overall quality of life for African Americans, ethnic minorities, and medically underserved people Tucson Community.

business hours
M - F 9:00 5:00

Advance Care Planning services (educational workshops and individualized assistance) are provided to community members free of charge.

El Rio Health Care

End of Life

450 W. Paseo Redondo
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 791-8779

Fax: (520) 740-7892

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

El Rio Healthcare currently offers the El Rio community Advance Care Planning (ACP) for their end-of-life medical decision-making needs with an RN specializing in ACP. We use the AzHHA Advance Directive Short Forms: Arizona Medical Living Will and the Arizona Healthcare Power of Attorney with Optional Mental Health Authority.

business hours
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

El Rio receives funding from many health insurers, patient co-pays from our sliding fee scale, government grants, AHCCCS, and private donations to El Rio Health Center Foundation. No one is denied services solely based on the inability to pay.

Interfaith Community Services

Advanced Care Planning

2820 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741

(520) 297-6049 ext: 4223

Fax: (520) 797-3029

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

Honoring Our Lives programming prepares people of all life stages and cultures transitioning through life stages and their departure from this life.
Advance care planning is a way to help ensure that your values in life and wishes for care will be honored through your life if you are ever unable to speak for yourself. Interfaith Community Services (ICS) offers FREE workshops to help people begin, continue or revise their advance care planning.

business hours
M - F 9:00 am-4:00 pm

No Cost

Life and Work Connections

The University of Arizona

715 N. Park (2nd Floor)
Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 621-2493

Life and Work Connections provides free, confidential wellness assistance and addresses remote caregiving for all benefits-eligible staff and faculty employees of the University of Arizona. . Dependent care services are also available to students.

The office offers support for dependent care, mental wellness, physical health and nutrition, and financial literacy concerns. Services include individual consultations, group workshops, training sessions, and articles and videos on a wide spectrum of health and well-being topics.

The dependent care advisor at Life and Work Connections supports faculty, staff members, and students who provide care for adults and elders. The advisor helps caregivers develop individualized plans of care unique to their comprehensive challenges. The dependent care advisor researches and navigates pertinent resources, such as location- or diagnosis-specific aid, to guide caregivers to the support that meets their particular needs.

The dependent care advisor’s services include one-on-one meetings and workshop presentations on caregiving conversations to help employees and their loved ones ensure that their quality-of-life wishes are upheld and necessary financial, legal, and medical documentation is correct.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

No cost for services to eligible staff, faculty, and students.

Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)

End of Life Initiative

8467 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 790-7262

  • Spanish Services

PCOA provides end of life workshops, presentations, training, information on hospice, one-on-one coaching assistance with advance directives. Services are available by phone, in community settings, and by appointment at either PCOA's facilities.

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business hours
M - F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

No Cost.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride (SASP)

1632 N. Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 312-8923 | (520) 312-8923 Spanish

  • Spanish Services

Southern Arizona Senior Pride celebrates, supports, and unites LGBTQI+ older adults.
We recognize and respond to the unique concerns of LGBTQI+ older adults 55+ and their younger allies by:
Delivering social and support programming in three areas: Social & Learning, Health & Wellbeing, and Arts & Culture.
Vetting and sharing LGBTQI+ welcoming resources offered by other organizations in the community.
Increasing awareness of aging issues in the LGBTQI+ community.
Programs: Community Cares Program-Tucson provides friendly visits and phone calls to homebound older adults 55+ and homebound people with disabilities of any age. Trained volunteers who have had a background check provide services.
End Of Life Planning Program provides Honoring Life workshops that educate about the importance of assigning a medical power of attorney and writing a Living Will. It also provides meet and complete sessions for workshop participants who want more support and one-on-one consultations upon request.
We hold an Elder Support Group, an LBTQ Women's Grief Support Group, Book Club, Speaker's Series and produce a bi-monthly newsletter, Facebook page, weekly e-news, and website. Throughout the year, we sponsor classes and special events.

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By appointment

Senior Pride services are free of charge
May have a fee for special events or classes

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723

(520) 792-1450 | (800) 273-8255 Press 1 - Crisis Line | 711 TDD Services

  • LGBTQ-Friendly
  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation's veterans as well as providing a 295-bed hospital offering primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible Veterans. We also provide Veterans with quality care at our seven community-based outpatient clinics located at Safford, Casa Grande, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Green Valley, Northwest, and Southeast Tucson. Following is a list of services provided. Please visit our website to find the location of a VA clinic near you.

The Admissions office will assist you in navigating the admissions process for your stay in the Tucson VA Medical Center.
Building 50, Room 156
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-6570

Advance Directives
An Advance Directive is a legal document.

Amputee Services and Clinic
The Amputation System of Care at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System provides specialized expertise in amputation rehabilitation.
Building 60, Polytrauma Building

COVID-19 Vaccines
Information on COVID-19 vaccines.
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Caregiver Support Program
Caregiver Support services include in-home care and respite care.
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-6642

Chaplain Service
Chaplain Service provides spiritual care through visitation and counseling as requested by patients.
Building 2, Room N194
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-1843
Community Living Center

The Community Living Center is an extended care facility for limited and longer-term stays.
Building 60, Room C105
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-5228
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-1497

Community Mental Health Point of Contact
Community Mental Health POC
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-5045

Compensated Work Therapy ProgramsThe Compensated Work Therapy Program consists of several programs
Building 90
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-6169

Contract Nursing Home Program
The VHA Contract Community Nursing Home (CNH) Program is designed to assist eligible Veterans.

Emergency Department (ED)
The Emergency Department is open 24 hours/7 days per week.
Building 50, Room 106
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-6260

Gastroenterology (GI) Service
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver, and biliary system.
Gastroenterology Clinic Building 80, 2nd Floor
Gastroenterology Lab Building 50, 3rd Floor
520-792-1450 Ext. 2051
520-792-1450 Ext. 4747

Hemodialysis Unit (HDU)
The HDU provides dialysis and skilled care to Veterans with renal failure.
Building 57, Room 109
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-6868
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-6879

Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) is a VHA program that delivers primary health care in the home.
Tucson, Yuma, Sierra Vista, Casa Grande, Sierra Vista

Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program offers treatment, resources for Veterans experiencing or using abuse and violence in their intimate partner relationships.
Building 90, Mental Health Clinic
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-1272

LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator
Tucson VA Main Campus
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-5904

Our laboratory personnel collect blood and other samples to test
Building 80, 1st Floor
520-792-1450 Ext. 5847

MOVE! is an evidence-based patient-centered weight management program for medically overweight, obese Veterans, interested in making healthy lifestyle changes.
Ironwood Clinic, Bldg. 80, 2nd Floor Classroom: Bldg. 57, room 133
800-470-8262 Ext. 4659

Mental Health Service provides mental health, primary care, and homeless services to Veterans with mental health, substance use, and homelessness needs.
Building 90

Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
The MHICM program has the overall mission to assist Veterans with Serious Mental Illness to reach their personal recovery goals.
Building 90
520-792-1450 Ext. 4935

Mental Health Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
The SA RRTP treatment team identifies and addresses the goals of substance abuse rehabilitation, recovery, and community integration with the Veteran.
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-1826

Patient Health Education
The Tucson VA Medical Center has a comprehensive Patient Health Education (PHE) Program, which provides a variety of activities, programs, and services.
Building 80, 2nd Floor, Room 2201
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-6449

SAVAHCS prescription information
Bldg 80, Room 1702
520-792-1450 Ext. press 1
800-470-8262 Ext. press 1

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a direct, consultative service that provides medical and rehabilitative strategies.
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
520-792-1450 Ext. 4368

Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Team
The Spinal Cord Clinic at Tucson VAMC is an Outpatient Support Clinic affiliated with the San Diego Spinal Cord Center in California.
Building 60, Room NE 101
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-5750

Suicide Prevention Program
The SPCs facilitate the implementation of suicide prevention strategies through education, monitoring, and coordination of care.

Transgender Services Information
Tucson Campus

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Step up to Justice

320 N. Commerce Park Lp., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85745

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

Step Up to Justice is a pro bono law center. We provide free civil legal services for low-income residents of Pima County.

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

All services provided by Step Up to Justice are free to residents of Pima County who are financially and asset eligible.

TMC for Seniors Advance Care Planning

Do you know what kind of medical care you would receive if you couldn’t speak for yourself because of a vehicle accident, stroke, or unexpected surgery? If it matters to you, join us to learn why advance-care planning is so important for you and all your family members. Make sure you are the one making these decisions by choosing a health care power of attorney and completing advance directives.
Please don't put it off any longer. At TMC, we want YOUR health care to always be in YOUR control. To help you make these important decisions, we provide:
- Lectures on advance care planning
-Please call to make an appointment with an ACP volunteer

service area

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The cost for advance care planning is free.

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