Disease Specific Information

Resources for Patients & Family Caregivers

Goals of Care Coalition of NJ strives to bring patients & family caregivers the latest resources on disease specific information.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Click here for information about various initiatives the COPD Foundation is taking to expand the services and to improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD.

When a person with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease nears the end of life and is no longer able to make his or her own decisions, families will need to choices on the person’s behalf. The Alzheimer’s Association can help prepare for making these end-of-life decisions.

While diabetes can be effectively managed, it can be difficult at times. With age comes an increased risk for complications that need to be properly addressed. Long-term care and end-of-life planning is also important to look into for your later years.

An important part of shared decision-making in advanced heart failure is to clarify what you would want done when future events occur, including unexpected ones. Advance care planning is the process of anticipating future scenarios and communicating your preferences for the types of treatment you’d like to receive.

No one wants to think about what would happen if you were unable to communicate due to a heart attack, stroke or illness. Here you can find information about steps you can take in advance to make your wishes known about the types of treatment you’d like to receive.

Thinking about death can be painful for you and your loved ones, but knowing what to expect at the end of life can help you work through the practical issues and emotional road ahead.

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4Step iCare Plan

An Individualized End of Life Care Plan

Our 4Step iCare Plan is a simple, 4-step approach that helps patients, families, and healthcare providers navigate through challenging medical decisions.
Learn more with our video series and helpful tools


A NJ POLST form will inform your healthcare providers about the types of medical treatment you’d like to receive.
Watch our video series about the NJ POLST
Learn more and download a NJ POLST form

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GOCC Resources:

NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents
NJ POLST Form Videos and Documents