Become A Member of Caring Advocates
All members of Caring Advocates receive these FIVE BENEFITS:
- A 35-minute audio CD introduces the legal and peaceful alternative to “Physician-Assisted Suicide,” and how to avoid prolonged indignity & dependency of dementia;
- When requested, we will send you (for what it costs us), a TRAK (Thirst Reducing Aid Kit);
- An e-mail Newsletter and Events Calendar; and the opportunity to participate in on-line discussion forums;
- Opportunity to join a Trusting Circle for Creating a Values Memoir and/or a Trusting Circle for Caring Advocates Proxies;
- Access to consult our staff for advice & support.
The Caring Advocates staff knows that it is an awesome loving duty to serve as another’s Proxy, to make life-or-death determining decisions if s/he no longer can. Often this responsibility falls on the shoulders of caring individuals with little or no prior experience. --That's when many appreciate the opportunity to consult with professionals who have experience in making end-of-life decisions. And that is why when people ask others to be their Proxy or alternate Proxy, they provide a gift membership to Caring Advocates. The staff of Caring Advocates is drawn from the fields of bioethics, medicine, psychiatry, spirituality and religion, and the law. (Click here for more information about us.)
|Level of member||Total Fee||
(Every level of membership includes all FIVE benefits above.)
|Amount likely to be tax-
|Basic||Any||All five benefits above||All|
|Regular||$60-$99||Above + a signed copy of Dr. Terman’s medical/legal thriller, Lethal Choice||All but $10|
|Bronze||$100-$499||Above + a signed copy of Dr. Terman’s The BEST WAY to Say Goodbye: A Legal Peaceful Choice at the End of Life||All but $25|
|Silver||$500- $999||Above + a one-hour consultation with a staff member of Caring Advocates||All but about
|Above + listing as a Founding Charter Member in our annual report and on our web site (if desired)||All but about $125|
|Platinum||Over $5000||Above + public recognition for your support for contributing to a special project; for example your name could appear: A) at the end of articles that report our research results; B) as credits for helping produce a video documentary to demonstrate how family members can help individuals reduce their thirst and to contrast this peaceful experience with the assault of unwanted forced feeding; and, C) on labels in books and media donated to professionals who help people facing dying. (See examples, below.)||All but about $125|
Your generous contribution will help those with more limited
resources and will further our educational and research
Examples of media and potential recipients: books, guidelines, forms, CDs and DVDs, and newsletters sent to professionals or professionals-in-training in such disciplines as nurses and social workers in hospice or long-term care; attorneys specializing in estate law or elder care law; physicians who care for patients with terminal illnesses or provide palliative treatment; psychological, pastoral, and spiritual counselors; and serious students of bioethics or medical ethics.
If you have made your choice about which level of membership you’d like and you want to pay by CREDIT CARD or PayPal,
If you have already purchased one or both of our books, click here to upgrade your readership to a membership.
Notes: The wholesale value of books you receive for personal use, and the nominal fee for an hour of consultation, are not likely to be considered tax-deductible, but ask your tax advisor. Established in March, 2000, Life Transitions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization that conducts business as Caring Advocates. Checks can name either entity and be sent via US Postal Service to Caring Advocates, 2730 Argonauta Street, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Stocks and bonds must be transferred to Life Transitions Foundation, a California corporation. (Call us for account information, or to send an e-check.)
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