Mareeba Aged Care hosts National Advance Care Planning Week event

Posted 11 Mar '19

Mareeba Aged Care in Maclean is hosting an event to help the Clarence community understand the importance of advance care planning.

Event attendees will learn how plans can be made today to provide a medical care road map for tomorrow. “We want to help people prepare for a time when they may not be able to speak for themselves and where family and doctors are left to make tough decisions. Advance care planning can give people a voice, ensuring they remain in the driver’s seat, regardless of what the future brings,” says Mareeba Aged Care Director of Nursing Rachel Bennett.

With an ageing population, advance care planning is becoming an increasing priority. Less than 15% of Australians have documented their preferences in an Advance Care Directive, despite the fact that 50% of people will be too unwell to make their own end-of-life decisions.

The advance care plan meeting is at Mareeba at 6 Rannoch Avenue Maclean on April 3rd at 10:30am is open to the public as part of National Advance Care Planning Week 2019.

Media enquiries: Luke Roberts on 0422 855 930
What is advance care planning? Advance care planning promotes care that is consistent with your goals, values, beliefs and preferences. It prepares you and others to plan for future health care and a time when you may no longer be able to communicate those decisions yourself.

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