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

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


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)


Oregon Department of Human Services - Seniors
541.548.2206 - Redmond
541.388.6240 - Bend
541.447.4511 - Prineville
541.475.6773 - Madras

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


National Resources

Medicare  -  1.800.633.4227




National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization


Oregon Hospice Association


Oregon Association for Home Care


National Association for Home Care & Hospice


Medication Drop-Off Centers

Deschutes County Sheriff
M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
63333 U.S. Highway 20, Bend, OR
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
Pills:  Yes
Liquids:  No

Bend Police Department
M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
555 NE 15th St, Bend
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
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
Pills:  Yes
Liquids:  No

Negas Landfill
M-Sat, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2400 NE Maple Ave., Redmond
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
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
Sharps: Charge to take sealed

HOME container of used sharps

Funeral homes


Redmond Memorial Chapel
717 SW 6th St, Redmond

Autumn Funerals
485 NW Larch Ave, Redmond

Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery
485 NW Larch Ave, Redmond
Daniel Family of Funeral Homes
63875 N Highway 97, Bend

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

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

Autumn Funerals
61555 Parrell Rd., Bend

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


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

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

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

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



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