Hospice Quinte is hosting a series of Advance Care Planning seminars for adults 55 and older thanks to $24,000 in funding received from Ontario’s ‘Seniors Community Grant’ program. An Advance Care Plan (ACP) is a way for people to express what they wish to take place should they become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment, or personal care. This includes deciding who will make decisions on one’s behalf should that happen.
Imagine for a moment that you were not able to speak for yourself. Who would you want to make decisions on your behalf? Do your family or friends know what your end-of-life wishes are? Many people think that because they have a will and perhaps even pre-planned their funeral that they have discussed advance care planning. However, advance care planning is actually about your health while you are still alive. Find out more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
Advance Care Planning Workshop on April13, 2022. Join our staff for a one-hour online workshop to find out what you need to know about Advance Care Planning. Register in advance. Event is free.
Difficult conversations - the phrase says it all. There are some topics in life that are difficult to approach. End of life planning is one of them. Learn how to start the sometimes difficult conversation about advance care planning with the people closest to you in this week's Changing Lives Podcast episode.
Death is not something we need to fear. In fact, many people are able to die well because they think about it and plan for it ahead of time. Learn more about how to prepare for a good end of life in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
September is Healthy Aging Month. Healthy Aging Month was created to empower people over the age of 45 to take charge of their lives, their health, and their passions. This is not just about eating right and getting exercise. It is also about planning ahead. This includes planning for your end of life care. It can be hard to do, but creating an Advance Care Plan could save you and your loved one’s stress and time should you develop a palliative illness or become unexpectedly incapacitated. Learn more about healthy aging and advance care planning in this week's podast.