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Palliative Care Resources & Support

Advance Care Planning

The experts at Torrance Memorial provide patients and families who are coping with serious illness with comprehensive advance care planning resources and assistance.

Learn more about Advance Care Planning

Join a Workshop!

Learn the benefits of advance care planning and how to complete an Advance Healthcare Directive.

Next Session Coming soon! 

To RSVP and receive the ZOOM link, please call us at 310-784-4880.


Support Groups

Torrance Memorial offers various support groups and health and wellness classes for your needs.

Learn more about our Support Groups


Beach Cities Health District

Residents of the beach cities can take advantage of the available physical, mental and social services offered by this great resources.

Learn more at www.bchd.org or call (310) 374-3426.


Helpful Links

Coping with Serious Illness

Help Guide

This website offers helpful information and guidance on how to cope with mental and social challenges.

www.helpguide.org/articles/grief/coping-with-a-life-threatening-illness.htm


PsychHub

An educational platform for mental health, substance abuse and suicidal prevention topics. You can explore their short videos on YouTube under Psych Hub Education.

Self Care Resources


How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness (Book)

Children are sensitive to the changes in their surroundings and relationships which is why this book comes highly recommend by our Child Life Specialist. This book offers practical strategies on how to help children cope with a parent's serious illness. The strategies discussed in this book are based on the development stages and needs of the child which will makes it more meaningful and effective when supporting them in their coping.

How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness


Alzheimer's Association

Information and support for individuals and families coping with dementia. This website offers practical guides on how to deal with behavioral changes, getting treatment and how to cope and care for yourself as a caregiver. They also offer to connect individuals to local resources and support group. For more information, call their 24/7 hotline at (800) 272-3900.

https://www.alz.org/

Coping with Cancer

Cancer Support Community

Nationally recognized and locally based, the Cancer Support Community in Redondo Beach offers free cancer-related classes, support groups, events and counseling services to individuals and families coping with cancer.

Learn more at www.cscrb.org or call (310) 374-3426.


Oncolink

A cancer resource site that offers comprehensive information on coping with cancer, cancer treatments, cancer research advances, continuing education and many more.

www.oncolink.org/support/coping-with-cancer


American Cancer Society

This organization offers information on cancer types, early detection, treatment, education and research. American Cancer Society also offers resource referrals, support groups and transportation. For more information, call (800) 227-2345.

www.cancer.org


Caregiver Resource Guide

A comprehensive tool for people caring for someone with cancer.

Caring for a Loved One with Cancer


Helping Children When a Family Member has Cancer

An article on how to help children cope when a family member has cancer.

www.cancer.org/treatment/children-and-cancer/when-a-family-member-has-cancer.html


How to Be a Friend to Someone with Cancer

Cancer tests and changes relationships. It can be scary to some and others may not know how to talk about it, so they avoid the conversation altogether. Sometimes, things can get very awkward. This article explores how to help someone with cancer. Don't forget to check out the other articles as well.

www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers/how-to-be-a-friend-to-someone-with-cancer.html

Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Available 24/7 for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. For help, call (800) 273-8255.

suicidepreventionlifeline.org


National Alliance on Mental Illness

A national organization that connects individuals and families to local support and education on living with a mental health diagnosis.

www.nami.org

For Providers

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Provides tools and training for clinicians caring for people with serious illness. CEUs are available.

www.capc.org


POLST Quick Reference for Physician

Provides POLST education and conversation tools for healthcare providers.

capolst.org/polst-for-patients-loved-ones/


Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

From educational tools and resources to public policy, CCCC is a leader in advancing the philosophy of advance care planning and end of life care. Their website offers simple materials and tools geared towards patients/families and providers while both sides navigate through difficult conversations and health situations. They also offer 24/7 online continuing education with CSU Institute of Palliative Care.

https://coalitionccc.org/

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