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Plan for tomorrow so you can live for today

15-04-2019 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

1-5 April 2019 is National Advanced Care Planning Week, a chance to talk about, and record medical preferences for when there may be a time that we are unable to do so.

Australia has an ageing population, with research indicating that 50% of people will be too unwell to communicate their own medical decisions when required. This leads to increased stress on family members to assume the care you want when your wishes may not be known.

Marathon Health, in partnership with COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN, is encouraging the community to take the driver’s seat when it comes to their health – through the Partners in Planning initiative. The program, being rolled out in South East NSW this week, gives people a voice and the opportunity to take control of their future health care – regardless of what the future brings.

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