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Call for seniors to take charge

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Most older Australians are unprepared for and have no plans for end-of-life health care decisions, potentially leaving them vulnerable and unable to make their own medical decisions, according to Advance Care Planning Australia.

The organisation found 70% of older people were without an Advance Care Directive, which is a health care plan for when you may no longer be able to communicate decisions yourself.

Thirty per cent of people did have an Advance Care Directive – of whom some had documented their preferences for care, others had appointed a substitute decision-maker legally empowered to make decisions of their behalf, and some had done both.

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Source:
Unknown Author, 2019, National Seniors (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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