It’s about conversations. It’s about wishes.
It’s how we care for each other.
Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself.
It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker – the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It may also include writing down your wishes, and talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals (All credits to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association – Speaking Up! Campaign).
Watch the 5 Steps Video
Click on the following link (Ontario Version): Advance Care Planning Quick Guide and Workbook
Speak Up! Start the conversation with your partner/spouse/parent or adult children about end-of-life care and Substitute Decision Making. Once the conversation happens, start on the workbook and make sure you put it in a safe place and your Substitute Decision Maker knows where to locate it. Know that there is a lot of additional information to assist you along the way.
Take a look at the following links to get you started:
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
“There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers;those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers” (Rosalynn Carter, former U.S.A. First Lady)
LOOKING AHEAD: WE HELP YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE
All credits go to TED – Ideas Worth Spreading
Being prepared for the future, when it matters the most.
It gives you peace; it gives you quality time.
When you plan ahead, you are ready when it comes. It is a gift to yourself and to your loved ones: time to focus on what matters to you, when time has a limit.
All credits go to the Canadian Virtual Hospice
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU PLAN FOR THE FUTURE, SO THAT YOU CAN LIVE YOUR PRESENT TO THE FULLEST.
For more information about Advanced Care Planning, call us: (705) 497-9239 – 1-800-287-9441
You can also fill our online Client Application Form.
All credits go to Cancer View Canada