Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

Planning Ahead

It is never too early to plan ahead.

Planning Ahead is about taking control of your future. It is about putting things in place.  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.

Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/planningahead for further information and resources, including posters for display and a short animated video which you can watch and share with your family, friends and colleagues about the importance of Planning Ahead. It talks about what you can do, how, and why we all need to discuss our wishes with our loved ones.

It is important for all adults to understand the benefits of early planning. Various legal tools are available to help secure future health, financial, legal and personal choices – such as:

• Enduring Power of Attorney

• Advance Care Directive

• Will

• Registration for organ donation.

Start thinking 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.

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