Planning Ahead Week - 12 - 16 September 2016
It is never too early to plan ahead.
Planning Ahead is about taking control of your future. It means that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express them yourself at some time in the future.
This may happen if you have a sudden accident, become very ill or develop a condition that affects your memory and your planning ability.
Thinking about your future and making your wishes known in advance can help reduce family stress and conflict during times of crisis.
It is important for all adults to understand the benefits of early planning. A suite of legal tools is available to help secure your future health, financial, legal and personal choices – such as an Advance Care Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney, Will and registration for Organ and Tissue Donation.
Planning Ahead Week 2016 provides an opportunity to think about taking control of your future:
· Talk to your family now about your future wishes.
· Act now to protect your future rights, wishes, values and preferences.