Oregon Advanced Directives

The Oregon Advanced Directive is legal instructions that sets out the specific health care measures you want should you become incapable due to a terminal illness or injury. These instructions allow you to choose a health care representative, to  indicate whether you want to continue curative and life-sustaining treatment, or be removed from life support systems. It makes critical decisions clear that you, of your own free will, have made about your health care.


The Oregon Advanced Directive must be completed and witnessed while you are able to clearly and definitively express yourself verbally, in writing, or in sign language regarding your personal health care decisions.


Download a copy of the Oregon Advanced Directive.



For additional information on the Oregon Advanced Directive, click here.

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is intended for people with serious health conditions who want to make their decisions about what treatments they do or do not want at the end of life known. The POLST assists your physician as well as other health care providers including Emergency Medical Service personnel in honoring your wishes.


Easily identified because of its bright pink color, the POLST is voluntary. The signed, completed form remains with you regardless of whether you are in the hospital, at home, or in a long-term care facility. If you live at home, you keep the original pink POLST in a prominent location (e.g. on the refrigerator or in your medicine cabinet) for easy emergency access.


For more information and how to obtain your copy of a POLST form, please call 541.548.7483. You can also visit the Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Ethics in Health Care for additional information on the 
Oregon POLST.


If you have any questions or concerns about Oregon Advanced Directives or the POLST, please call 541.548.7483 and a representative from Hospice will be glad to talk to you and your family in more detail.


Other Central Oregon & State Resources

Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA)
541.504.0392 - 1137 SW Highland Ave, Redmond
541.548.8817 - 373 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend
Senior Help Line: 1.877.704.4567
www.councilonaging.org

Aging & People With Disabilities
541.548.2206 - 1135 SW Highland Ave, Redmond
541.475.6773 - 678 NE Highway 97, Madras
541.388.6240 - 1300 NW Wall St., Ste 102, Bend
541.447.4511 - 1495 NE 3rd St, Prineville

Self-Sufficiency Office

(formerly Oregon Adult & Family Services)
541.388.6010 - 1300 NW Wall St., Ste 102, Bend
541.475.6131 - 678 NE Highway 97, Madras

Oregon Prescription Drug Program
1.800.913.4146

www.opdp.org

Veterans' Services Offices
503.373.2000 - Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

541.385.3214 - Deschutes County 
541.447.5304 - Crook County
541.475.5228 - Jefferson County

Oregon Home Care Commission Caregiver Registry

(Private In-home Caregivers)
541.678.5483

www.or-hcc.org

Oregon Department of Human Services - Seniors
541.548.2206 - Redmond
541.388.6240 - Bend
541.447.4511 - Prineville
541.475.6773 - Madras
www.oregon.gov/dhs

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)
541.678.5483 - Bend
1.877.704.4567 (toll free)

www.oregon.gov/dhs


National Resources

Medicare  -  1.800.633.4227

www.medicare.gov


Medicaid
www.oregon.gov/dhs/spwpd/pages/hlth_med/healthmed.aspx

Associations

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

www.nhpco.org

Oregon Hospice Association

www.oregonhospice.org

Oregon Association for Home Care

www.oahc.org

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

www.nahc.org

Funeral homes

Redmond

Redmond Memorial Chapel
717 SW 6th St, Redmond
541.548.3219


Autumn Funerals
485 NW Larch Ave, Redmond
541.504.9485

Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery
485 NW Larch Ave, Redmond
541.504.9485

 
Bend
Daniel Family of Funeral Homes
63875 N Highway 97, Bend
541.382.5592


Deschutes Memorial Chapel & Gardens
Daniel Family of Funeral Homes
63875 N Highway 97, Bend
541.382.5592


Niswonger Reynolds Funeral Home
Greenwood Cemetery
105 NW Irving Avenue, Bend
541.382.2471


Autumn Funerals
61555 Parrell Rd., Bend
541.318.0842


Baird Funeral Home & Crematory
2425 NE Tweet Pl., Bend
541.382.0903


Prineville

Juniper Ridge Funeral Home
678 N. Main St., Prineville
541.362.5606


Prineville Funeral Home-Heritage Chapel
199 NE 10th St., Prineville
541.447.6459


Whispering Pines Funeral Home
3168 N.E. 3rd Street, Prineville
541.416.9733
541.416.9739 fax


Madras
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home
762 NE 10th St., Madras

541.475.2241

Resources

Medication Drop-Off Centers


Deschutes County Sheriff
M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
63333 U.S. Highway 20, Bend, OR
541-388-6655
Pills:  Yes
Liquids:  Yes, must go to the

Concealed Weapons window

Deschutes County Sheriff
M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
703 North Larch St, Sisters, OR
541-549-2302
Pills:  Yes
Liquids:  No

Bend Police Department
M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
555 NE 15th St, Bend
541-322-2960
Lobby Drop Box
Household medicine only – Yes
Inhalers, liquids, or needles – No

Prineville Police Department
M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
400 NE 3rd St, Prineville
541-447-4168
Drop Box Outside
Pills:  Yes
Liquids:  No

Redmond Police Department
M-F, 8:00 am – noon, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
777 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond
541-504-3400
Pills:  Yes
Liquids:  No

Negas Landfill
M-Sat, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2400 NE Maple Ave., Redmond
541-548-7232
Drop off sealed HOME container

of used sharps at payment booth

Bend Garbage & Recycling
M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
20835 Montana Way, Bend
541-382-2263
Sharps: Charge to take sealed

HOME container of used sharps

High Desert Disposal
M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
1090 NE Hemlock Ave, Redmond
541-548-4984
Sharps: Charge to take sealed

HOME container of used sharps

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and Those You Care About Most

Serving all of Central Oregon with end of life care since 1981