Websites of Interest
Funeral Consumers Alliance
Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA) is a national consumer organization that monitors the funeral industry, keeping a close eye on industry trends and advocating for fair practices on the behalf of consumers. They are dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. The FCA works with 100 affiliates in 46 states (FCAFL is one).
Aging with Dignity: Five Wishes
Five Wishes is a very popular living will because it is written in everyday language and helps start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness.
Compassion & Choices
Compassion & Choices works to improve care and expand choices at the end of life. They work to change attitudes, practices and policies so that everyone can access the information and options they need to have more control and comfort at the end of life.
A Consumers Guide to Arranging a Funeral
New York State Department of Health information to help consumers.
The Conversation Project
Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.
Death over Dinner
Learn more about another way to get the conversation going.
End of Life Choices New York
End of Life Choices New York, through leadership, advocacy, education and counseling, seeks to expand choice at the end of life and improve the quality of care for New Yorkers, ensuring that their values and wishes are respected.
Funeral Ethics Organization
FEO's mission is to promote ethical dealings in all death-related transactions by working for better understanding of ethical issues among funeral, cemetery, memorial industry practitioners, law enforcement, organ procurement organizations, and state agencies, as well as better understanding between these and the general public.
National Home Funeral Alliance
The NHFA empowers families to care for their own dead by providing educational opportunities and connections to resources that promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices. This is the place to find information about home funerals, including directories for where to find home funeral guides, home funeral education programs, home-funeral-friendly funeral directors, celebrants and clergy, and groups who will help families when needed. Our goal is to educate the public to their choices and provide clear information.