Welcome to Last Passages
News Release (November 2, 2007): President Bush Signs Proclamation Declaring November National Hospice Month
The purpose of the Last Passages project is to share information and promising practices to enhance end-of-life care for persons with developmental disabilities.
End-of-life care refers to the plans, preferences, and expectations that an individual envisions for his or herself with the realization that life does not go on forever. It is not necessarily initiated by any medical or health event, condition, or consequence but simply by the common understanding that life ends and we should be able, to the best of our ability, with support, to have a say in its actualization.
Last Passages is a joint project of the Volunteers of America, the University at Albany, NYSARC, Inc. and Marist College.