As carers of loved ones, it is important and reassuring to plan ahead and have necessary documentation completed, if and when you may need it. This is also important for you, the carer, in case a family member has to step into to assist.
Join us in National Advance Care Planning Week to hear about Advance Care Planning. The Week is to enable people to take control of their health care needs and choices through making an advance care plan for you and the person you care for.
Our presenters include the ACT Government Advance Care Planning and the Health Care Consumers’ Association.
The session will outline:
- What is an Advance Care Plan – Power of Attorney – the different types available and what they legally enable a carer to do on someone’s behalf;
- What to consider as part of the plan for you or the person you care for;
- How to have a conversation with loved ones about your wishes – tips and tools;
- How plans are activated;
- And more
To assist carers in finalising an Advance Care Plan, officers will be available for a free private and confidential appointment after the session. More details will be provided about this.
An Advance Care Plan can also form part of your Estate Planning (wills, POA, trusts). A session on Estate Planning for carers will be held on 17 April 2019. For more on this, please click here.
Please note – you are welcome to bring other family members to this session. If you cannot make the session or live stream, dependent on interest, we may hold a repeat of this session for after work hours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in this.
Carers ACT will be live streaming this session. If you are unable to attend on the day but would like to view the live stream of the session from your electronic device (such as mobile phone, tablet, or computer), please register a “Streaming” ticket. If you select a “Streaming” ticket, you will receive a separate email at least two days prior to the advertised date and time with a link to click on the session. By attending and participating in this session, you consent to video, images and audio of yourself and those you are responsible for being used in this manner. As this session is being live streamed, participants are reminded to arrive before or on time. The session will commence once the facilitator is available and as close to the advertised time.
If you are unable to attend on the day, you may also change your ticket to a “Streaming” ticket, if this is more suitable to you.
Registration to attend is essential through the link below. If your are unable to attend on the day, please notify Carers ACT as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com or by calling 6296 9982.