Advance Care Planning Week – time to plan

Advance Care Planning Week is launched 16 – 22 April 2018 by  Austin Health with funding provided by the Australian government.

You’ve probably written your Will and got your CV up to date (if not – get onto it!) but have you worked out your Advance Care Plan and written and made formal your Advance Care Directive?

Dr Karen Detering, Medical Director, Advance Care Planning Australia says that at least half of us won’t be in a position to make our own decisions if we become unwell or have an accident. This could mean that our personal and spiritual values will be ignored as a medical team focuses on keeping us alive at all costs.

Medical and technological advances have meant that our lives can be extended via ‘artificial means’ when once we would have just died a natural death.

That’s why Advance Care Planning is so important – you need to be able to communicate what end of life care you want, and if you can’t make sure someone is authorised to represent you. So make sure you educate yourself in your options by accessing Advance Care Planning information here.

And while you’re at it click on our shop and pick up a Rest Easy Journal – the most loving legacy you can leave your loved ones. Because, as Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’.

I’m talking on ABC Southeast Radio this Friday at 10.05am

 

Jen Hunt from ABC Southeast Radio and I will chat about the importance of planning well, living and dying well right to the very end and I will list Dying to Know events around the region.

Even more exhibitors wanted for the Dying to Know Expo in Narooma

Calling all businesses, agencies, services and community groups who either have a product or service that will help people to plan for and experience living well right to the very end.

A massive print, radio and social media campaign will expose your business/service to a broad target market of people who are thirsty for knowledge about Enduring Guardianship, Advance Care Directives, Funeral Planning, locally made headstones, in-home support services for the elderly etc.

This unique event is supported by Narooma Sporting & Services Club Ltd and the Narooma & District Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about how to be part of this important event, email info@dyingwell.com.au.

For registration details email info@dyingwell.com.au

For registration details email info@dyingwell.com.au