Have you planned for future health care - for a time when you may no longer be able to communicate those decisions yourself?
Advanced care planning and advanced care directives help people to make plans for their future end-of-life medical treatment and care needs.
Future care planning – Being confronted with your own mortality when you receive a serious medical diagnosis, such as breast cancer or brain tumour, can leave you feeling desperate and disbelieving. Death is an issue many people have difficulty dealing with due to fear and no previous experience of a loved one dying.
Talk through your fears and anxiety over future care planning…
Coming to counseling provides you the opportunity to talk through your fears and anxiety. The will encourage you to plan realistically for the future. This may include planning long-term care for the children, preparing a will or power of attorney, organizing a funeral, dividing up personal belongings or managing finance and investments. The counsellor will be able to discuss issues that family members and friends may wish to avoid.
Knowing how to complete future care planning is one of the most important steps in considering end-of-life medical treatment and care needs.
When you’re trying to plan for your end-of-life care, or make arrangements, such as your own funeral and preparing your will, some family members may get upset and say, “You’re being negative”. However, doing this preparation does make it easier for the family you leave behind – and later on they will be grateful. If you would like to talk through some of these matters, it’s time to get some professional help.
You can arrange this today.
I can help facilitate:
- The preparation of paperwork relating to EPOA and a will.
- Completion of an Advanced Health Directive (You can only sign in front of your doctor however).
- A discussion about a prepaid funeral or funeral insurance.
- A discussion about organ donation of the body bequest program.
- An understanding of the role of the Coroner.